Along with the Native Client support that came in 188.8.131.52, little attention was paid to another addition in the dev branch: extensions are here (or soon will be).
The initial support is good – but it needs some polish. The existence of sites like Chrome Extensions will surely help. And the good news is that some must-have Firefox extensions are now available in Chrome – including AdBlock+. I can’t wait for NoScript and FoxyProxy (or would it be ChromoProxy?) to arrive.
In the meantime, I really do like having things like Bubble Translate. I can highlight text I want to translate and simply click a button. Bam! I see the comments I need to understand. I couldn’t compare this to other extension-based translators. But it is really handy to have this – especially as there is a growing international support community for Chrome.