Just set iGoogle as my homepage. I think widgets are a good idea, I can now see my email, time and date, to do list, daily quotes, news and daily Bible verse all on one screen. I'm now wondering whether this will actually save time, or whether I'll be more distracted. According to researchers from Stanford University media multitasking doesn't work - it gives the impression of efficiency whilst not being remotely efficient. Clever.
I managed to resist the powerful temptation to add the "joke of the day" widget. Just.