Not sure that I agree with Dave Winer that there is nothing new here, some things just might not be as apparent yet.
Google Chrome is a brand new browser, plus I think Google is held to such a higher standard everyone is expecting the most out of the first release on anything they do.
I tend to look for the little things that make up a big win, and there are 2 obvious ones that stand out so far.
- When you are on a page that has a form or input box, it is easily identifiable by a different color.
- My favorite so far is that when you view the source of a web page, it has line numbers!! This may not seem like a big deal, but it sure helps troubleshoot programming problems.