I mean, sure they’ve been there for a bit – but really? Dark gray text on darker gray for the menu bar? px metric fonts on damned near everything including except the input box and search results? Giant bandwidth hogging and annoying as hell AJAX for nothing “as you type” crap (They must be loving using five to six times their previous bandwidth on that one)…
It’s like Google is slowly forgetting what made them great in the first place, and instead want to adopt everything that made EVERY incarnation of “ask” over the past decade and a half an “also ran”.
This current incarnation being one step removed from “Ask Jeeves” results from eight years ago.
So… anybody know of a GOOD alternative? The time is ripe for someone to take a stab at them.
Bye Google, it was nice knowing you.