Not satisfied with the new column widths? Beef them up with some CSS
If you are also moved over to the new G+ layout, you might have some difficulties adjusting to the new layout.
While the idea of using multiple columns to fight #whitespace  (or #greyspace  as they are calling it now) while retaining legibility by restricting the widths of the text boxes is nice, I feel that the new layout could've made the boxes a bit beefier.

Since most browsers nowadays support userstyles or extensions that add support for them, I decided that  instead of just complaining about it, I would write a couple of CSS rules that solved the problem for me.

See the photos for the individual CSS rules and their example results, or visit http://userstyles.org/styles/87608/gplus-increased-column-widths-google-plus-g?r=1368713004 to read the CSS or install with Stylish.

UPDATE: If you are also tired of the 'inner' scrollbars in the notifications box, then add this rule:
.CLSMk {
    max-height: inherit;
}


UPDATE2:
If you have a LOT of saved searches and circles, you'll probably like this tweak which will turn your More dropdown list into a full-width, 5-columns, grid with a clear separator between the saved searches and the circles:

/* Spread the 'More' overlay over the entire width of the screen
.mD { width: 100% !important; max-width: inherit !important;}
/ Make each entry 20% of the width of the 'More' overlay and ensure it uses the 'border-box' box-sizing model so we don't have to worry about margins, padding and borders snooping of the width. /
.Zh.a-w {
  width: 20% !important;
  max-width: inherit;
  display: inline-block !important;
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; / Safari/Chrome, other WebKit /
  -moz-box-sizing: border-box;    / Firefox, other Gecko /
  box-sizing: border-box;         / Opera/IE 8+ /
}
/ Spread the separator bar over the entire width of the 'More' overlay */
.a-cg {width: 100% !important; display: block !important;max-width: inherit !important;}


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