I just stumbled across the unoficial epiphany extensions site. I would recommend all users of epiphany install at least the;
Undo close tab extension
Only one close button extension. This also auto-resizes the tab width!
Middle click tab close extension. I have eliminated the scroll wheel from my life to combat RSI so with this (and the push scroll extension) I can operate epiphany using the middle mouse button.
See how attractive epiphany looks now?