Now I have to take a really hard look at switching back to Firefox, and that would be a downgrade in almost every regard I care about. Pity.
My main concern today is actually a matter of trust. Mozilla has had enough privacy-related debacles and questionable decisions that after each update, there is a lingering doubt in the back of my head whether I need to crawl through some settings again or worse, edit obscure config keys to keep it from doing what it shouldn't have been doing in the first place. It's the same feeling I have after a Windows update, albeit to a lesser extent.
I used to be a huge advocate for Firefox. My name is one of the many thousands of donors in their NYT ad from 2004. It pains me to say that these days, Firefox feels somewhat user hostile.
If I do find myself leaving Safari, it's merely the least-bad choice from a continuously shrinking field of options.
I'm not asking about ad- / content-blockers, because that issue has been discussed many times and there's no value in rehashing that discussion. I'm asking about OTHER TYPES of extensions.
There are other extensions delivered through the App Store you can install. For example, there is a uBlock extension there.
Regardless, it seems like a big thing to omit from the notes.
Then performance problems of extensions injecting and running a pile of JS into all pages.
But yeah, I am not looking forward to losing ublock. I (Safari fanboy) will probably delay updating as long as possible.
It was in the notes. That's the line.