I find the top nav is not only redundant but misleading, will I get the same results for images on the left than on top? Top nav would seem to indicate it will take me to the Images search engine front page, while left nav would filter/search for images based on my keywords; it turns out both act in the same way.
I see a trend in youtube and google that I truly do not like at all. They are hiding features just for the thrill of it. The links on the front page of google that appear on weird hover interactions are not hidden to focus or gain screen space, the new youtube player they've been testing that hid things unless hovering over them, the way they have every tiny info detail collapsed by default, even if it is just a two line description which when expanded shows just a word, if you want to add something to your favorites you have to wait for your playlists to load, and so on