The problem isn't "bloat". I don't find Firefox or Chrome to be "bloated". You can have a small fast program with a really sucky user interface -- like Chrome for example. History in Chrome is useless -- it only shows the website, not the actual page you visited within the website, making search impossible.
Odd, because as I look at my history tab I see all the websites I visited within the last day. Not only does it show the specific pages I visited I can search history and even find the search pages and terms I used for that search on the page.
You have to run Chrome with a special command line switch to get a bookmark toolbar. Sorry, but bookmarks are a key essential feature of a browser.
You don't have to run anything with a special switch to get your bookmarks, which support an automatic sync feature if you choose to enable it. The bookmarks bar is available by selecting "Always Show Bookmarks Bar" from the customize dropdown menu (the little wrench icon in the upper right hand corner), or you can just toggle it with Ctrl-B.
And the list goes on and on
I don't expect you to like a certain browser, but I do expect that you use and understand it before you make a bunch of off-base and erroneous statements.