I took the time to read much of the Pale Moon website and while most of the site seems to lead one to believe that Pale Moon is still tied to Mozilla if you dig down into the Technical Details page you will read the following:
Using the freedom of the MPL, I have therefore branded the browser Pale Moon, to clearly identify this browser as an individual product, not related to the Mozilla Corporation or official Firefox installations.
That's good enough for me. I tried the slim browser, and like it okay, but it doesn't work well on all my machines and I want to have consistency across platforms. I tried Chrome again, and while it's not bad there is just something I don't care for. Don't know what it is, but...
So I'll try Pale Moon. Thanks for the tip and follow through.