New Google Reader: Rollovertastic

I remember when I was a lad, Google was the world leader in minimalist UI design. Mind blowingly, paradigm shiftingly, amazingly clean, elegant design, where every unnecessary pixel was carefully whittled away using Occam’s own razor, leaving nothing but perfection.

Looking at the new Google Reader, I can only hold my head in my hands and weep. What is going on with all the rollovers? It practically needs an epilepsy warning!

(The short clip above shows the new Google Reader on Chrome 0.4.154)