It is probably a bit too early to make this statement, but being a bit controversial can be good sometimes. Some search engine company hired the editor of HTML 5 and he will even be spending more time on it for them than he did for Opera. He also announced it on his own weblog in the very last paragraph of his travel story. I heard this a few days before I left Opera (the office in Norway that is). Apparently most people there knew it for a like a month; I was clearly not paying attention.
Now with Google supporting HTML 5 I will never call them evil anymore! ;-)