The GConf plague

Last week I tested [Chromium] 0. The Unix version of Google’s browser uses [GConf] 1. I prefer Chromium to Firefox, but I wont switch until GConf becomes an optional dependency or is completely removed. What’s the problem?

Without GConf:

Configuration file → Application

With GConf:

Configuration file → GConf → DBus → Application

I hate software that adds complexity for no real benefit.