Chrome is designed around a bare-bones design for speed. It lacks 'basic' features, such as privacy controls, security controls, bookmark managers, search functionality, user plugins, ad blocking, cookie control, etc. It's fast and sleek, but that's about it. Personally, I would rather have Firefox 3.1 when it comes out later this year...its TraceMonkey implementation should bring it up to speed with Chrome without losing all of the functionality that's been standard for the past decade.
Clicking on the Google Chrome shortcut on my desktop doesn't start Dial-up connection and I get an error page typical of no connection being present. Once I am on-line, Chrome works fine.
The Mozilla Firefox shortcut starts Dial-up connection with no problem.