It's got legs as well as wings
Extension support and bookmark sync (which works superbly) bring it at the very least up to a par with Firefox, personally I think it beats all the opposition.
Of course they are sniffing data from it, that is why they created the browser in the first place. If you want Chrome without the spyware, download Iron instead. Iron is "based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern." You can find it here: http://www.srware.net/en/index.php
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