Yeah, it's weird... I installed it on my home laptop the day after it got released and I believe on my desktop at work 2 days after being released. I have experienced a lot more problems with it on my laptop and actually went as far as uninstalling and just using FF for now.
I am still using Chrome on my work computer and never really have any problems with it.
I started using chrome a couple months ago and think it's great. I am traveling and carry a 10" eee laptop, so getting the most out of a small screen is important.
I just downloaded the IE 8 beta the other day and have to say it's not bad. I read a review of FF3, Chrome, IE8 Beta not long ago and IE came out on top for minimal processor usage, which is also important with this tiny laptop. Apparently FF is a processor hog when you have flash video windows open, even if they aren't actively playing. Chrome tested better on this front, but IE 8 was best. I'm not a M$ fan, but if it works...
Chrome has an internal task manager which is cool. If a page hangs or otherwise crashes, you can quit that tab without losing the whole browser.