I was impressed from the first versions available, the look and layout was verry comfortable and it doesent take more screenspace than needed.
The browser renders the pages in a comfortable way but i still felt that it needed some more time to develop before i would be a stable user of it. (I always keep a healthy distance to new things).
Chrome performs verry well when preasured, alot better than Firefox wich i personaly never have been a big fan of anyway.
One great example is that i built a slideshow for the photo gallery ive been working hard on, the slideshow on bigger albums tests the browsers performances to the maximum when reading in and sliding anything between 100-1000 images.
Internet Explorer 8 have no problems with this, it can halt some a few sec while loading but once sliding started it goes well, i can click the images for full zoom but its not completley fluid.
Firefox on the otherhand totaly chockes around 100-200 images, the zoom function within the slide will work just asgood as if i was trying it on a computer since stoneage and we get loadtimes, either wait for the overlay zoom or for the browser to crash.
Google Chrome goes like an oiled lightning with no halts , no chockes no problems and it even looks better because it doesent have a bar at bottom screen.
One backside on this slide is that it will also be depending on people´s computers performances aswell.
With tests like this along with some passed checks vs layout/java i feel that Chrome will now stay as my standard browser wich havent been switched since ive stuck to IE after the first versions of Netscape.
Congratulations on a awesome browser Google!