The Next Web points out:
Starting this afternoon, and rolling out over the next few days Google is releasing the ability around the US and the world to upload a custom image as the background of your Google.com.
Obviously, there will be a lot of noise about it around the web. I though have no idea why that is such a big thing. I rarely ever see the front page of Google at all. I always enter my search terms into the search or address bar of my browser and it takes me directly to the results page.