I was just toying around with the Chrome setting and I noticed a setting I’ve never seen before. I know a lot of people have complained about setting a “homepage” on Chrome just being a bookmark with a snazzy icon rather than an ACTUAL homepage, because it always opens up the New Tab page.
Wrench Icon -> Settings -> On Startup -> Open a Specific Page or Set of Pages.
If you check that option and click on “change” you can set a for-realz homepage for whenever you open Chrome, or even a set of tabs for a homepage. I’d prefer to use “Continue where I left off”, but since a lot of people here seemed to be annoyed by the lack of a real homepage, there you go.