My prayers have been answered, mostly, by Apple. My soon-to-be favorite browser, Safari apprently now has tabbed browsing. You can read the Slashdot post for more information.
Tabbed browsing in Safari isn’t quite primetime yet, but it does the basics. It offers tabs and you can open links in new tabs by ctrl+click, which is pretty standard for a tabbed browsing experience. My main problem with it so far is that you can’t drag links to the tab bar to open new windows, but I shouldn’t expect much considering this is a round about hack of a leaked development version of Safari.