If you like Chrome but miss your Google toolbar, you might just want to keep using Firefox (or switch back). The latest version of the Google Toolbar for Firefox adds features mimicking Chrome's start page to newly-opened tabs in Firefox.
In addition to your 9 most frequently visited sites, the page also displays recent bookmarks and recently closed tabs. The update also boasts an array of new buttons and the ability to add Gadgets as buttons.
Here's a shocker for you: the new version has been labeled a "second beta" by Google. We'll wait with bated breath to see if the label changes at some point in the next 8 years.