Just a small rant here. I have been eagerly updating my Firefox for the last 4 updates waiting to see some speed improvements. Either in loading or rendering of webpage, but to no avail. In fact I think Firefox became a bit slower during this time, but I am only talking about how it feels and without being able to provide any numbers.
However I am using Firefox since before Chrome even existed, and to be honest I am afraid that another dark pre-quantum era, is just around the corner, lurking. I have been trying to persuade people to move over to Firefox again. Friends, colleagues, family. Last year I managed to convert 3. All of them turned because they felt Firefox was faster then Chrome. Nothing else matters. The whole privacy orientation, was something they thought of a nice touch accompanying a fast browser. Kinda like sipping an amazing coffee and realizing it also comes with a biodisposable straw: "Oh! Cool!..."
Dont get me wrong, I value privacy a lot, but that is just me and most people just value their time waiting for a tab to load, and they value their resources like being able to listen to spotify while reloading a tab on their decade old laptop. When the quantum thing happened, there was a promise that firefox would become even faster in the coming months. If I remember correctly, they had said that that first release had only 50% of the performance improvements that are meant to happen in the next releases. Still waiting...
Sorry for this rant. I just really really do not want to go again through the 50s. Not the decade. The Firefox versions.