do not waste space in this way ...
in my "home" tab, i use 2 column small/large layout
with GREAT (what was really missing in iGoogle)
"TabControl Component" gadget,
that let me to embed, in a single click distance, mail, docs, notebook & translator.
In my home page everything is visible on screen ...
=> i hate to use mouse on my home (aside ff middle-click, of course)
I think new iGoogle look&feel is a work for
go to Google Operating System Blog for your vote:
Official Google Blog: What's new with iGoogle?