I don't know what to say. I don't have this problem.
Mmmh.. I needed to refresh the page every time I changed some of those options (I got no stylings every time before a first refresh).
I do have unstyled pages from time to time -- but it's very rare, and IIRC only after installing.
htaccess is fun, because it's per-folder. I don't get why nginx and lighttpd don't AT LEAST provide the ability to parse htaccess files on the fly. Yes, it'd make them a bit slower. But then what..? Slow something always beats fast nothing!
I'll do some research tomorrow! ;)
Oh... Well, I really should test more with Firefox, but it takes too much memory, and if I have to choose between Chrome and FF, I prefer to test in Chrome.
I was with Firefox! I don't even have Opera installed..
Perhaps I should, hmm, reinstall the 'stable' Firefox in the special folder, and only have wedge.org pages in it... That should load faster... No?
Anyway, AFAIK, none of my earlier tests had problems with Firefox.