Yahoo! couldn't have it more backwards- this is exactly the reason people are attracted to Google and not Yahoo!. Yahoo! fills your screen with all sorts of crap you don't want to see and never asked for in the first place. It is so obvious and I cannot believe I am reading this! That is the Google success story in a nutshell and they are basically trying to debunk it. Um, how about comparing stock prices right now, Yahoo!??
well as a long time fan of google, i have to say that it is the minamilist approach that makes google appealing. you can look at the homepage without being visually assaulted with all those tabs and adds, just type what you want into the search engine and there ya go.
Their site is cluttered with unwanted stuff and what's worse, even though they say you can configure the page the way you want to configure it, there is stuff which they do not let you remove from the page.
I much prefer the simple approach that Google uses which is UnCluttered. Any site that I may want to go is in my bookmarks already.