You know what I'd like? A search engine with a more interesting parser. Google has made a good start; you can use AND, OR and NOT as well as things like site:, inurl:, etc. but I'd like one with a more complex scripting language for searches, because Google's is a little arbitrary. I sometimes don't know what to type to do something in particular. It'd be cool to have a well-defined "search language".
That's the point of this thread, Google used to have a nice and clean interface, now it's all fancy animations. The only way to get it back how it was is to disable scripts from google or use some minor search engines ( the other major search engines like Yahoo and Bing are even worse than what Google became )
Regarding slow connection, Google search is fast at any connection speed, and image search doesn't cause any big problems if your connection speed is at least 25 KB/s (but yeah, it's slower than the old version)
Are people joining this forum just to say they don't like the new Google?
Is is a coincidence that all of them (Sam Johnson, FelslandGrundschule, asdff, Wade Cockfield ) in their profiles link to programming unrelated websites? Probably no.