If you think the current Google interface is minimal, you oughta take a look at the one the Google folk are testing out on Searchmash, their stealthy-ish UI testbed. 14 words. Finish. The results pages also come with some interesting new sauce. Ajaxified …more results, embedded video, image, Wikipedia and blog results and a very nice summary view (Hide Details) which lets you parse a whole load of results in a single line link view.
I’ve grabbed some shots just because it seems that the site is not always available (‘please bear with us when the site is unavailable as we are limiting its use’)