Merge these two folders.
No, this will not happen, as Favorites shows on the start page, while bookmarks bar shows in the bookmarks bar.
eirk What's bookmark bar?
eirk In Safari, they are both combined?
cmd-shift-b to toggle it
Yes, I agree, it's annoying.
As I said, Bookmarks Bar is for bookmarks in the bookmarks bar, while Favorites are for things on the start page. These are not the same thing.
Yes, as the start page and bookmarks bar show the exact same thing in Safari. Orion has them separated.
Have them separate gives more power to users. Also bookmarklets look really bad when in start page.