After about a day of this, Google has finally "restored normality" as one user put it. Most people were excited that their settings had returned, but this experience left a bad taste in some mouthes. One user was upset about spending hours restoring his personalized homepage manually only to find out it would have automatically been done if he had just waited.
“Well!" huffs one user. "I am happy for all of you who had lost so much stuff but nevertheless, me, as I could remember most of the gadgets I had installed only a few days ago, I still spent about 2 hours to retrieve them from the Google directory and REDOING my Google homepage. ... and now, this morning, I have got the great surprise that the old one has been restored! I AM SORRY BUT IF GOOGLE COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE PROFESSIONAL BY WARNING US THAT WE WOULD GET OUR HOMEPAGE BACK, BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE SAVED ME OF MY TIME ! and no! I can't believe that I'd be the ONLY ONE who did restore my homepage before Google finally did it!” -- Network World
Several of my readers sent in an email about the situation -- I can only imagine how many people were actually affected. The numbers must have been huge. Were you affected? Are you upset over the situation? Will this affect the way you use the Google Personalized Homepage?