WARNING: I detect the influence of +Jason Cornwell
here, or is it just Google's policy now to obfuscate, hide and nest EVERYTHING that you might want to have direct access too. So, more than one click to reach News. Well done. One more click to change video quality under YouTube. Congratulations.
Not everyone has a 2" screen. Stop making that utterly retarded assumption, stop pandering to mobile users at the expense of those with monitors. No, it does not make the "Google experience" better, and does not "give me permission to perform shorter searches". It just hacks off your user base and obfuscates the services you offer. You know what? How about making that black bar configurable instead? Maybe you don't need "News" on there, but want something else. Fine. It's "your" Google. No. Instead, hide it all away.
Google is taking a real nosedive, and unlike Microsoft (with it's W8 fiasco), it just doesn't listen.