Why not operate off donations?
You know as well as I do that there is no way they would get enough donations. If they switched to that it's a virtual guarantee that Mozilla would be gone within a year.
What the fuck is Mozilla doing promoting a surfing competition?
Why the fuck is Mozilla making an OS and trying to sell cell phones?
For the same reason they make Firefox - diversity and promotion of standards. They don't sell cellphones though.
nobody was clamoring for the moron-ization of Firefox's controls
Moron-ization? Between all the addons I've never had a more complex and capable browser. Perhaps you are annoyed at the defaults?
Want to only keep the last 7 days of history? Too fuckin' bad!
So purge it regularly? It's the second entry in the History menu. Of course, there are always addons that let you do just what you want.
Gee, who has an interest in that? Advertisers like GOOGLE
Paranoid accusation made, now prove that Google has access to it. Go on, do it.
About the only thing I see Mozilla doing well these days is pissing people off with every application update
And in my experience, people look aggressively for things to be pissed off about. Mozilla can do no right to many on Slashdot, so I can only assume they all use Chrome, IE, and Safari.