I am a die hard Chrome user. But lately I have been have some major problems with Chrome. Chrome has a tendency to suck memory and slow down your computer when tabs are left open. Add the multitude of extensions running in the background - and my compute comes to a standstill.
Until I found an extension to fix this problem. The extension The Great Suspender temporarily suspends any tabs you're not using. It lets you manage when tabs should be "put to sleep" anywhere from 20 seconds to three days. This means you can keep your email and 30 other tabs open in the background without slowing down your system, and then access those tabs again at any point. Tabs that you haven't used in a while, depending on the time period, will turn blue and read "Tab suspended. Click to Reload." You can also add any website to a "whitelist" which exempts certain pages from suspension no matter what. It offers a new other customizations - both manual and automatic.