Google has been making a number of changes to all of their screens over the last few months, much to the chagrin of their users. Like anything, the alterations take a little while to get used to and will eventually grow on you to the point where they don't seem so bad anymore. Some sites can bring our computers to an absolute crawl, with Reader being the worst, but most are snappy enough that people can ignore the changes and focus more on the task. Some questions do remain, though.
Like this one: how are the links on the Google Bar organized?
Search, Images, and Mail are the three main services that I use on a regular basis, with Mail being the most important, search coming in a distant second, and images trailing a very distant third. Documents I haven't touched in the better part of a year, as Evernote gets the bulk of my text-recording, and Calendar is accessed two or three times a week through the web interface, but several times daily through the calendar app on iOS. Sites? Nope. Groups? Nope. Maps? Yeah, I use that when confirming GPS coordinates. YouTube? Maybe two or three times a year1.
Are these sorted in order of importance to Google? Are they sorted in order of stored data? It seems like just a few weeks ago when the order was Mail, Calendar, Documents, Maps, Translate, Groups, and More.
It seems I pay too much attention to this stuff ...