"When I sign in to Chrome, my bookmarks and history follow me."
You know that's the bit that worries me. If it is able to follow you around that means that it must be stored somewhere. In this case with Google, and that is a company that I try to avoid at all costs. My bookmarks, history etc. are mine, not something for someone else to mine, package and sell.
Chrome may do all you say but for me the snooping is a price too high.
I use Palemoon. Firefox without all the cruft.