There HAS been a lot of media coverage of Chrome, I do agree. eWeek, Cnet, ZDNet, etc.
BUT, I have three browsers installed: IE, FF and Chrome. I used to be a huge fan of IE, but then I decided to switch
due to it being rather slow in GMail (and also resource intensive). I don't have the latest system, so it matters. Most of the time now I use FF.
@ Blue: I didn't have any issues with IE either, but there are two special features that FF has won me over with: address bar URL history search and speed with Gmail.