More and more the Browser is replacing the desktop/window.
I also mis the favicon's in the tabs in Safari. There are tweaks to overcome the later issue. But I don't like tweaking my browser because it may introduce a security issue and in new versions they sometimes don't work or don't work properly, causing additional system maintenance work.
About Chrome for desktops an other thing. It tends to link a whole array off apps and app links taking up tons of uninvited memory and processing time making desktops slower that necessary.
Please Googlies give me a clean cut Chrome with an Android look and feel for the desktop.