After almost two years of instability and frustration using Google Chrome, I've decided to give it another chance. Turns out for some reason I had the updates disabled and realized that my version was still 28, and I had a bunch of now useless Google+ extensions installed. Right now I just have adblock and reddit enhancement suite and it's been okay.
I have to admit though, I used Firefox years ago before discovering Chrome, then reverted back once Chrome was channeling its inner Netscape Navigator and freezing up basically any time I visited a google page. Firefox is a great browser to use imo.