I have to agree. The newest stable Chrome is definitely faster then Dragon. Also, not including the PDF plugin has just become too much for me to overlook, so I also will only be using Chrome.
It's not true: Comodo is fast as Chrome (I obviously don't use extensions like "Comodo Site Inspector", "Comodo Share Page Service", etc., I don't need them. I use Dragon 'cause it's natively portable, its Dns and chromium source code without Google spy related "features").
Pdf plugin? Dumbass
take pdf.dll from a chrome installation (or from chrome portable paf) and put it inside Dragon dir.
The same (take it from a Chrome installation) with pepperflash PPAPI/out-of-process based, It's more secure than NPAPI/NPSWF32.dll.
To loading in Dragon, start dragon.exe with
version 18.104.22.168 is the last one.