I have been using Google Chrome for six months and so far it has been an awesome. It beats any other browser I have run on my laptop in terms of speed. Opening a tab on Chrome takes less than a second whereas on IE sometimes it hangs up to 15 seconds before a new tab is usable. Pages load many times faster. The memory footprint is much nicer than FireFox.
Chrome gives me a lot more viewing space. No toolbars for stuff I don’t need. A status bar only appears in the corner when information is presented. No title bar is shown; just the tab bar which has the title of the page anyway.
The single address bar makes combines searching the web, entering an address, and recalling bookmarks all in one. Also the start page with a “most visited” listing which resembles the Opera speed dial updates by itself depending on the sites you visit most often.
So yes overall Chrome has been and will be my browser of choice for normal web-surfing. Speed is the main selling point for me, and so far Chrome trumps all the other browsers in that category.