My work requires me to regularly visit a number of pages (example: the CMS admin area for the website) and so having one-click access to these urls are really very handy. In IE or Friefox, all it takes is a simple drag of the favicon to the bookmark bar.
I decided to install Chrome (version 10) as well then saw that it is missing the bookmark bar! I know that the point of Google Chrome is to make browsing a fast and easy task, but without this feature, I will be needlessly clicking through the bookmarks just to get to my frequently-visited urls. Undaunted, I looked through its menu system and found out how to make it appear. Simply click on the wrench at the rightmost side of the address bar, then click Tools. The topmost item on the next sub-menu is "Always show bookmarks bar". Lo and behold, the Bookmark bar appears!
Oh, and the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+B