When Mozilla - the new browser - was becoming muddled with senseless features and cumbersome crap, someone forked it and created project Phoenix. It was lean, simple, fast and reliable. People loved it and switched to it en masse.
Due to trademark problems, Phoenix was renamed to Firebird, and later to Firefox.
Mozilla team mostly abandonned Mozilla, leaving only a slowly dying "Seamonkey" branch, and moved to Firefox. And they immediately began shitting it up just like they did with original Mozilla. Currently the shit-up is reaching its apogeum.
Someone needs to fork it again and start a new Phoenix. And don't let the current team touch it!