I wrote about the new version of Google News yesterday for ReadWriteWeb yesterday, and I’ve been a little surprised at how universally reviled the new layout is.

It seems like most of the vitriol stems from Google moving from a more dashboard-style layout to a layout that emphasizes one particular wide column in the center. I’ve mostly used Google News as a research tool instead of as a news portal, so I wasn’t particularly attached to the old view. I think the new layout is quite interesting but I’m not sure if I’ll start using it heavily.

What do you think?