I hate giving the Evil Empire V2.0 the business, but I’ve broken down and downloaded Chrome. Safari gets slower with every iteration when it isn’t crashing/locking up/failing, and Firefox has proved a victim of its own success. It used to be a Lightning Fast Freddie answer to IE. Now it’s as kludgy as Safari.
So. We’ll see how well Chrome works. So far, it is indeed faster.
Update: Also trying Opera as well. So far, both are great improvements.