Seems faster? In my experience it has been more than "seems", Chrome actually is faster.
Chrome is faster in benchmarks, but that doesn't translate into a real world performance difference on typical web pages.
Every time there is a post about "OMG Chrome is so much faster", I say, show me the money, give me the links to visit that demonstrate this so I can put chrome and FF side by side and feel/see a difference. So far no one has responded.
Bear in mind that both browsers have kept improving, FF is faster now than when Chrome first showed up as the "OMG that is fast" browser. They both obliterate IE which most people still use.
Speed isn't really an issue(though faster launch would be nice), so FF remains my main browser because it is Much more configurable (about:config), it has more plugins and the plugins are of higher quality.