I’ve never really liked Safari, myself — could be just that I have to jailbreak to officially change it and am therefore stuck with it, though. On the iPad, I especially hate it. It is ridiculously crash-happy.
The unfortunate truth about Chrome, however, is that, while when it works it’s fast and slick, when it hangs, it’s really annoying — which would explain why some people would drop it. I’m going to stick with it, though, I think. I hold out hope for the future and love the syncing.