Take a look of this, it explains it more. And the author of this article is already gone to Facebook lately as written in one of his Twitter posts
But the damage is still done sadly :/http://limi.net/checkboxes-that-kill
To make stuff clear, i would have had NO problem with Australis as only a new Firefox ground skin, but Mozilla does take away EVERY reason for me why i have used Firefox in the Past. Using Firefox already since the time before it was known as Firefox, so parting is quite a sad thing for me!
The point is, at least in my opinion, Mozilla is cloning the wrong parts. Instead of trying to create a Chrome-like Product, they should "clone" Webkit, taking that concept to load sites in high speed and offer less site rendering problems into Firefox, if they really believe that removing that customization functions give them that much of a speed boost, they will be quite depressed to realize the truth afterwards.
And if it is not possible to "clone" Webkit, then they should better try to rework Xulrunner that it can run with Webkit, dumping Gecko and instead using Webkit as Browser Engine, problem solved!
One may now argue that Webkit Browsers are not known for big Customizations, but that is wrong, as i mentioned before, take a look at Midori and Qupzilla - Webkit is only the Engine, you can build around that a highly customizable browser
Because let us be serious, Mozilla MAY claim they work now at a new Engine called Servo, but if even a commercial company like Opera decides that it is much more resource saving to switch to Webkit/Blink as engine - then the question is really, how much more time Mozilla will waste until they realize that fact, and i seriously do not believe they have much more money available as Opera
Mozilla had made many questionable moves since the times of Firefox 4 and has angered a lot of End-Users, Companys, Add-on and Theme developers. And since they become somewhat unreliable going on a steady, straight road and instead always "jump from one side to the other" i think a move like that from them in the near future is quite invitable, but well, let us see what happens