I started hacking around with surf which is a small webkit-gtk based browser because the chrome build I was using was choking on my bunny server OneBunny.
window management instead of tabs (lower new windows while loading, raise another window when you close one),
Vi input mode by default, SURF_EMACS option via environment variable
Download via webkit, not wget
Functions / keybinding for new tabs^H^H^H^Hwindows, etc.