Originally Posted by Shrak
I actually like to remove the search bar when I can remember. From a usability and ease of use standpoint it only makes sense to integrate it with the address bar. Basically just redundant having two bars which can potentially do the same thing...
I often use it as a somewhat alternative clipboard, also when doing an extensive search I often forget the original keywords.
Also, what I hate about the integration is - you want to search for the keywords you used - you start typing them in the search bar. If you want to sift through pages you visited, then you type the keywords in the address bar. Suggestions are clearer to differentiate, too. When they are one, it's a mess. I find this amazingly comfortable.