"Google insists that its revised iGoogle personalized home page generates better 'happiness metrics' than the old design, but a vocal group of users isn't happy about the changes." The recent change introduces what Google refers to as "canvas view," which the Official Google Blog claims "... makes iGoogle a more useful homepage and a better platform for developers."
More to the point, I-google simply doesn't load any more: just defaults to gmail. It is slower, has some kind of useless left hand bar - and we were never asked about it. People tell me that Yahoo has done something similar. Now I can't even access my own homepage. Bad.