The world doesn't need another web browser. As a web designer this move by Google to further tighten their stranglehold on the web is annoying as hell. With the addition of Google Chrome to the wonderful world of the interwebs, this simply means there will be another browser than will need to be develop and tested for. Why? Why do we need another browser?
With IE, Firefox, Opera, Flock, Safari, and the various of these that render a web page differently there are already like 15 browsers/variations that could be tested for; so sure, by all means let's add another! But at least they have this comic book to make me feel better about it.
I know I'm being sarcastic, but hey… that's what I do. I do like it though, it's clean and simple. The UI isn't so foreign that it would prohibit me from getting into it quickly, and it has some nice features; for a browser which looks to be designed after a Poke-ball that is….
The biggest issue is that we don't need another browser to have to design to. There are more than enough browsers available with their own little idiosyncrasies that having one more just makes building pages that much harder. I know, WebKit is standards based, but that's what Opera and Firefox say too and they render things differently. IE 8 is supposedly the most standards oriented IE version yet, but so far the beta hasn't impressed me with it's ability to not break the web.
I don't know if I will ultimately like Chrome more or less than Firefox, but I do know my development life just got that much more difficult.