|hate the new google images format!
Agree--horrible. Every image pops up when you mouse over - extremely distracting and headache-inducing. When you go to the original page all but the image is greyed out, again, unnecessarily showoffy design. If it's fixed by all means break it.
the search is fucked even with quotation marks in place.
Sarcasm: "We asked a hundred artists and design professionals about our new layout before launch. Every one of them said 'don't change it.' So we said, fuck them, this isn't for artists and design professionals."
Some people on that Google forum page don't seem to know that you can still toggle for dimensions, etc. (over on the left). Too bad you don't have the option to switch back to Google Images Classic.