I will still continue to say that Microsoft was *STUPID* (or lazy, or incompetent, or all three) in going with a browser base made by what is probably their biggest competitor now. And the irony is they found themselves in this situation due to sneaky, underhanded and corrupt practices by Google (oh how the wheel turns, does it not?).
They should have gone with the Mozilla/Firefox/Waterfox/Seamonkey base. Maybe MS could have dropped Outlook while they were at it and started working on Thunderbird. But now we're going to find ourselves in the same sort of dangerous mono-culture we had in the days of MSIE6, and I'm sure there is a multitude of bad-actors out there (no, not referring to Steven Segal) who are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to use any vulnerabilities in Chromium-core. There's a reason I refer to GoogleChrome as "MSIE6-revisited".
But the world is full of stupid people, and the rest of us have to deal with the consequences of their idiocy.