The feeling may be irrational, but Google already "owns" too much of my life.
A lot of people are saying this, so it's by no means irrational.
There seems to be some debates recently about browser superiority, and for the most part FF seems to be coming in second now next to chrome, IE8/7 is considered too clunky for most people, and at least 90% of developers use FF for development testing (me included, but I am biased as I only use FF!)
I suppose at the end of the day it depends entirely on the end user as to what browser they prefer to use. FF seems to be the popular choice, but it seems to be getting a few bugs of late, hopefully though these will be addressed in the forthcoming FF4. Chromes user's seem to prefer the aesthetics of the UI and the speed of use especially with java/ajax, though I could be wrong about that, there was a thread on this issue today in the firefox forum.
As I said though, I am biased towards FF, since they sorted out the 'pause-while-typing' bug which was down to the JRE that's used in conjunction with FF, I have more or less no complaints about it!
So, I think as this will be down to user preference.
[EDIT]Hi there idolw:-
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FF with down to minimum tool bars & buttons up on the menu bar is by far the best value pixel for pixel! This also depends on your monitor size too, doesn't it?