So, after using Chrome for several months, I’ve decided to go back to Firefox.
Firefox has excellent extension support, but more important is that it has extensions for ad blocking/filtering. Chrome doesn’t. There are ways around this and the one I was using is a little app called Privoxy, which runs a proxy on your local machine that filters out potentially undesirable stuff. However, it’s clunky and over-aggressive, often preventing me from accessing webpages altogether. This is not cool.
With the recent speed improvements in Firefox (speed being the reason I switched to Chrome in the first place), as well as even more improvements coming in upcoming versions, I’ve decided to switch back.