I was primarily a Chrome user since I purchased my imac last year (coming from a PC, it offered me the best user experience compared with IE and Firefox), and continued to serve me well on a Mac as well. When 10.8 was released earlier this year, I thought I would finally give Safari a try. Suffice to say, it was a big disappointment. Here are my observations. 1) Cloud tabs are very convenient. I loved being able to read a website on my iphone while walking, then continuing on my ipad or mac when I reach home or at work. Chrome theoretically offers a similar service, but I have not been very impressed with Chrome on IOS, so after a while, I switched back to Safari on my iphone and ipad. 2) On my mac, Chrome seems to lag noticeably when scrolling on image-heavy websites. Safari has no such hangup, though it seems slightly slower in loading webpages in general. 3) Perhaps it is because I am on a 27" imac, but when I load websites on Safari, everything is very small. There is no default option to set the website bigger, and although there is an extension to automatically resize a webpage, it has limitations. After resizing, pages' formatting sometimes appear screwed up. Most notably, images don't center on the page (so I can be seeing only half, the other half disappears offscreen). Chrome at least automatically remembers my default webpage sizes, and everything is arranged perfectly. 4) Youtube (at least those still using flash) and google docs / mail still don't play well on Safari. 5) I love the cmd+shift+click shortcut on Safari to open new pages in background (convenient when you are reading comics online and want to open multiple thumbnails quickly), but it is ironic that Chrome offers the same boon which is just 2 keys (cmd + click) So what am I overlooking? What exactly do I have to benefit by staying with Safari, beyond starving google of search data?