If you want to use Google Chrome but still don’t want to put up with Flash, you can easily disable the plugin (without having to manually uninstall it) by going to:

Preferences > Under the Hood > Content Settings > Disable individual plug-ins

Fortunately, Chrome doesn’t even need a restart; Flash is immediately taken off the table.

Bonus points: Since Chrome exposes your preferences through URL pages, you can bookmark the about:plugins page for easy access.