I've been using Chrome for nearly a week and I'm really pleased I gave it a try now! I really get frustrated sat there waiting for pages to open with "some" browsers. There's none of that with Chrome, it fairs exactly the same on my W7 as it does on my XP-Pro ..... FAST!! For my personal needs, I don't need zillions of add-ons, bells and whistles that just clock up the memory usage, I just want a fast, good lookin' browser! I'm also not a fan of toolbars, menu bars and favourites bars in browsers ..... but the Bookmarks Bar in Chrome just doesn't look out of place at all, in fact it aids faster browsing to what is already a fast browser. Downloads seem very quick too with Chrome and there are plenty of skins [more coming soon too, from what I've been reading!] for it. Anyone who hasn't tried Chrome yet ought to try it. It's aesthetically pleasing too, makes IE7/8 and some other browsers look pretty drab in comparison!
Since I've been using W7 I haven't bothered with Vista [W7 and Vista both on same laptop] and similarly, since I've been using Chrome ...... I haven't bothered with IE8! - Chrome is fast and almost "instant" ....... just like W7 is!