Chrome is no longer the overall fastest browser anymore...It's Opera.
It kind of boils down to the layout; do you like Chrome's design or Opera's design? I honestly prefer Opera's design more, so I guess that's that.
What sucks is I never realized how slow IE8 was! I even tested IE8 and Chrome and started each up and saw no difference, but I guess I never went to enough websites. I have been using IE8 for a very long time too >_<