Google Testing Expandable "More Google" Links On Home Page & More

Philipp Lenssen reports that Google has been testing an expandable "More you can do with Google" link on the Google.com home page.

The screen capture shows a text link with an arrow directly under the Google search box that reads "More you can do with Google." When you click on the link, it expands the options out to include image, group, news, Froogle, maps, books, video, desktop and more search options.

He also shows screen captures of Google suggesting you try the other vertical search engines at the bottom of the Google results. Is this a poor or good attempt at implementing an Ask.com like search toolbox?