But, I must say -- Google has come a long way in the last eight years. Shopping, books, blogs, youtube, readers...they have a little bit of something for everyone.
My favorite application at the moment is iGoogle. If you've never heard of it - check out the screenshot below of my desktop: (click for a larger view)
This is my favorite desktop application. I leave it running throughout the day and it has really helped me keep on top of my FaceBook account, client to-do's, Twitters, email, and my calendar.
As the user, you have many options as to how you want to set it up. Not only are there tons of really cute themes (such as the one I am using), there are also a lot of plugins available - you can choose from your favorite games, news, youtube, etc. As for me? I like having a clean front page.
Lest you think this is a paid post, I assure you, it is not. I just love this application and thought I'd pass it on to all of you. Let me know if you decide to use it - and if you're currently a user, what are some of your favorite apps?