A follow-up to my original post from July, a mere 6 months ago.
I have, now, totally switched to Chrome. And yes, it was exactly for the reason I fully expected to: extensions came out. Sort of like Google's this big Overmind that watches all...
Then again, I guess it is, isn't it.
Honestly, I see absolutely no compelling reasons to use anything but Chrome; it's what I install on all of my relative's computers, and it's what I use every day at work and home.
All hail the Overmind!