Wow, I didn't expect to find this topic but I couldn't agree more OP.
At any given time I have 10-15 tabs open, sometimes more. I am a huge multi-tasker, even more when I'm at work with 3 screens running and chrome is a huge hog it seems lately.
Switched to firefox at work, may do the same at home, supper laggy tonight with only 8-10 tabs open.
I'll open a window find 3 things I want to google more, (4 tabs), in those windows it can lead to 3 more things (7 tabs) remember a movie I wanted to watch (8 tabs), wait which movie did she play in and which does she have coming out (9 tabs), oh i need to buy those posters (10 tabs), what's going on in the news (11 tabs), where's the music (12 tabs) friend sends me a youtube video to watch (13 tabs)...constantly switching between all tabs to finish what I was doing...