I've decided to do even more things the Emacs Way. Emacs-w3m is a lot more customizable than Mozilla. This is Emacs we're talking about after all, so it's no surprise. ;)
I've set up a heavily tweaked keymap that might fit the way I browse: an insane number of tabs and a lot of remembering. The default keymaps favor QWERTY, but I've tweaked it for my Dvorak keyboard. Here are a few thoughts.:
, and . cycle through the tabs HTNS (all caps) navigate through the page per line tn scroll through the page like DEL and SPC r remember
By default, pages open in new tabs in the background.
See linked file for more details.