Interesting. I just recently switched to Chrome a couple weeks ago after I got fed up with Firefox's continual adobe flash incompatibilities as well as unstable plugin container. I am noticing the gif stops but it doesn't bother me terribly most of the time, so long as they are aware of the problem and plan on fixing it in a later release, I can live with them.
Yeah, developers want everything to be cross-compatible and yet the companies are warring for supremacy at the same time. Let's just blame everyone
P.S. thanks for pointing me towards this thread Thomas, I might get the beta if any serious issues pop up for me. The gif thing is a minor inconvenience, and sometimes yields some sexy glitchy results!