More like just because it is Google pushing out these terrible layout designs, fanbois will immediately think it is cool. Any other company that pushes out the exact same layout, people will scream their heads off.
Something to consider:
Ubisoft was the first to push the whole "always online drm" and people were screaming at how terrible the idea is. When Blizzard pulled the always online drm on Diablo 3, all of a sudden people were buttkissing Blizzard's awesome idea.
Same can be said for Google's fanbois