Google famously flubbed their new background procedure today. The problem
wasn't that the background was a bad idea, it was the fact that they
flubbed the removal procedure. Users (ones who don't use iGoogle that is)
got a default background and they could change it, but "removing" the
background reset it back to the default image -- not the normal white.
And of course most of the images made the white text nearly impossible to
read. Hopefully it's been a learning experience for them.