I think this is symptomatic of a larger problem – as Firefox on Mac OS X matures, and as Firefox as a whole goes to 1.0 and we try and ride the wave of free publicity and gain market share, how does the Mozilla Foundation present the available options to OS X users?
We seem to have what I believe marketers call a “channel conflict” – two products in the same space. This is much worse than the Suite-vs.-Firefox problem; you can differentiate those with “The suite is for users who want a Netscape 4.x replacement; Firefox is for those who want an IE replacement.”
But, in this case, Firefox is a modern, slim, fast, stand-alone browser that does one thing well on all platforms. Camino is a modern, slim, fast, stand-alone browser that does one thing well on the Mac. I’m not at all sure we can start explaining to users what native widgets are and why they might or might not want them – so how can this dilemma be resolved?