tedster - 12:31 am on Nov 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
A well tempered view, Alyssa - and your memory is accurate, too. Google used to be incredibly protective of the layout, but not any more. I guess its "evolution" was too slow for Page's preferred pace of things. If there's anything I see since he took over, it's an accelerated rate of change in all kinds of areas, with more QA problems at launch than we're used to.
I know Google and Page have an immense vision - it just leaves the rest of us gasping for breath sometimes.