Why you ask?
First, why did I try Google Chrome? It was touted as faster and better integration with other Google products, which I like. That was the main reason. So why go back to Firefox? Let me tell you the ways:
- Google is not faster. Not a scientific study, but there is clearly no discernable difference.
- Firefox has more add-ins.
- The Google add-ins that parallel those available in Firefox tend not to be as elegant or functional. For example, the clipper for Evernote in Google does not allow you to clip directly to the Evernote database on your computer, but only to the web-based database (which later syncs to your local copy).
- The NoScript add-in for Firefox is an essential protection. It’s now available in Google, but is not as highly developed.
- Firefox has a master password to protect your stored passwords — Google does not.
- Firefox does a better job of opening links in new tabs — which is my preference.
Those are the “biggies” but another argument I’ve heard frequently is “I don’t want to be that tied to Google” meaning the user is concerned about the Google usage of browsing patterns.