The Google search page is fine, I suppose, but they recently moved links for Cache and Similar onto the preview pane, which make them a pain to use. I rarely use the preview side. I've found myself just turning the page style OFF (no page style) instead of basic page style. Drawback to this is all the elements for the top and sidebar links require you to scroll down about halfway on the page before seeing useful results. Upside is, results are numbered, contain cache and similar, and look very clean. Maybe they could be loaded in a "container" while the top and sidebar are left alone as Google wants them.
Maybe someone will write a whole page style for this damn thing. I'm not sure how to even start.
When toggled to basic page style I use a greasemonkey script to get rid of the horrible BLACK top bar and return it to normal.