Reading the article, I finally decided to give it a try on my Ubuntu computer at work. It feels much faster than Firefox so far, even without blocking anything on Chrome yet (I have Flashblock on FF). Pages have loaded very fast, including El Reg which, in FF, always takes a little while even with Flash off. I haven't seen any of my regular sites being rendered any differently from FF, which I guess is good. My own lab's pages all render exactly the same as before, which is great since I don't have to figure out why things are different and/or not working as before.
Quite positively impressed so far, we'll see what further impressions day-to-day use will bring. I might get used to this, yes. If it keeps working. :-)
Still have to try any extensions though. And also have to see if this nice speed boost will be maintained when I install Chrome in my ancient home computer...