I installed it mostly for kicks and curiosity, and I suppose actually using it makes me more qualified to talk about it. Major features in it that I like:
You can drag to resize the search text box. Yahoo should definitely steal this. Wait a month.
It’s got the Pagerank thing. Curiously, it is a vertical bar on Firefox, but a horizontal bar in IE.
Spellcheck for any form you come across on the Internet. This feature is enough for me to leave it permanently installed/visible. WordPress has no built-in spellcheck, but now I’ve got one, thanks to Google.
I can configure the search box so that it opens searches in new tabs. This seems like a no-brainer for a tab-enabled browser.
The Google logo is no longer ugly. It’s been anti-aliased. It almost seems too soft now, but it’s definitely an improvement.
With that said, here’s what I’d like to see in the next version:
Custom link buttons (DanPremo.com).
All the functionality present in the Google mail notifier. To me this also seems like a no-brainer.
Five word review? It’s good; I’ll keep it.