New tabs have at the top “For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmark bar. Import bookmarks now…”
This is annoying for those that don’t use bookmarks, don’t have bookmarks, aren’t going to import bookmarks, and don’t want to see the message. It’s not an editable element of the customize section either.
Although this bug can be fixed by adding an extension to launch an actual blank tab, it might be expected that there would be the option to remove such elements from the built in new tab. Or at least having it go away after clicking the link and doing nothing.