If you’re not afraid to edit some .nib files, and if you have the Xcode bundle installed, you now have the ability to enable a hidden Safari 4 menu that allows you to tweak it tobe more like Safari 3.  You get the old progress bar back.  You get the tabs back where the should be.  Essentially you get all the “win” and you cut out all the “crap”.  Normally we would accomplish these things by hacking away in the terminal, but that’s no longer necessary.  Ideally we would have access to these things in the application preferences already, but,  Apple likes locking us down after all. The fine folks over at pointum have put together a modified .nib file to enable the menu you need to make the changes.  It works just as advertised.