One common complaint I've heard from people about Google Chrome
is the lack of more/better options for the new tab page. Now that the Extension Gallery is open, of course, there should be plenty of mods available to solve the problem.
I've started using Speed Dial
, which provides a more Opera-esque screen. You'll no longer be limited to two puny rows of four thumbnails -- Speed Dial supports combinations all the way up to 6 x 6. You can also select one of seven background colors and show or hide the Google search box via the options screen.