Originally Posted by bob saget
thanks for the suggestions guys. feels very quick, running with adblock and notscripts. any other good extensions?
The exact two extensions I needed to switch. Just listing these fore anyone else that is interested.
Adblock Plus For Chrome
(Beta) Same authors as the Firefox version, uses Easy List, and works good. (Doesn't feel like a beta)
NotScripts for Chrome
Actually works better than NoScripts (after you permanently allow certain ones from your bookmarks). There are two versions... this link is the most updated version by someone that took over the project.
EDIT: Oh... and the little circle still going for a while on some sites, is normal with Ad Blocking.
Also, I found a new NoScripts extension, although I haven't tried it yet:
ScriptNo for Chrome