I just now got around to playing around with Chrome and plugins and it works very well (although I have to use Chromium because my chrome install says that plugins aren’t enabled). Google made installing plugins very easy. Just click the plugin download link and a warning comes up at the bottom saying that plugins can be dangerous. Just click “Continue” and the “Install” and the plugin is installed.
I can’t wait until more plugins are released for Chrome and this will most likely have some users switching over.