Unlike many of the blogs you read - this one is Google Blogger.com blog. Heh. :) This means I have to have the Blogger bar at the top. Google builds in a search box, a next blog button and a spam report function.
Here's a sample of the old styles
Google's given the bar a much needed refresh. The Blogger brand has been dropped a notch (does the end game involve merging Blogger with Google Sites?) and the "Follow" option has been added.
I've not found "Follow" helpful at all. In fact it tends to double load Google Reader in a most unhelpful way.
I hope this is just part one of the Blogger bar refresh. If only Google would build Google Friend Connect into it and then I'd actually quite like it.