Queer eye for the straight Google guys
All joking aside, apart from the sh*tload of rendering and other bugs* in it....
They need an Ive's figure in Google. Look at Android, angular edges, no animation to give hints, etc. Now we get googles browser, and it's all hard edges and instant heavy highlights, or *linear* expands. Design by engineer.
They need some gay guys with a sense of aesthetics come in and give their products a makeover. Actually *a* guy, design by committee doesn't work.
Example: Click new tab, the tab expands right in a linear fashion. Good, it tells you where the tab came from and where your 'new tab' button will be moved to. But it takes too long and is not natural movement.
IMHO, it should accelerate, decelerate and overshoot, springing back a little. Like a spring catch that's been released. More like a natural real world thing people can relate to better (also because it can be speeded up then, the more natural it is, the faster you can do it without it being confusing).
E.g. they made the site URL black and the rest of the URL grey, but now the type face is large and whispy as a result and needs more leading. When I type the pop down menu shows bold and green and all of these are must stronger than the whispy grey text I'm typing, drawing my eye away down from what I'm typing.
Lots of good engineering features here (like combining the URL and site warning into one), but needs a bit more design aesthetics to it.
* I am behind a proxy, I connect to any site, it asks me for the proxy login, I type it in and click ok (no button to save it), it then asks me if I want to save the passport for the site 'dilbert' - confuses the proxy password with the site password, it's trying to save the proxy password as the password for dilbert.com
* It can't cope with the .JPGs, many don't show at all, or come up as broken. They come from Photoshop and are handled by every other browser.
* tables and sizeless graphics seem to throw it... doesn't seem to know how to resize once it finds out the graphics, so graphics come up cropped.
* Like the resizeable edit fields.