In some ways, Safari is my favorite of the iPad browsers, despite its tab limit; it's the smoothest and (I think) least prone to crashing, plus it being the default browser makes it more convenient to access from other apps. But there's one aspect that makes me gnash my teeth. If I tap a link in another app to open something in Safari, and Safari currently has nine tabs open, then it closes one of them to make room for the new one – and the closed one doesn't show up in the "recently closed tabs"! So basically, that tab is "gone". As far as I can tell, there's no way to retrieve it except by scrolling through the history, but of course I'd have to have a good enough memory that it would be moot anyway.
Sorry that this is basically just a rant, but if someone happens to have a solution, such as making another browser the default one, that would be swell. (I know I can just press and hold links to copy them, but the Safari thing is just so convenient.)
PS: In writing this (on my iPad, in Safari) I encountered a strange bug: the text wraparound in this post-editor pays no attention to words, so all my words are being split in the middle. So there's something the forum folks should look into?