Google Background Images Are Going Away

I'm saddened to find out that Google Background Images is being killed. One of my favourite features of Google is that I can set the background image to my homepage. This helps me know which GMail or Google Apps account I'm signed into.
My current Google homepage with Wobbles on it.
Oh well, I wonder what Google have planned for the homepage if Background Images is being killed. Maybe a homepage like Yahoo's?
The popup announcement.
Here is a quote of the announcement:
Background images are going away on November 16, 2012
Thank you for using background images. As we build a more streamlined Google Search page for everyone, we’ll no longer be able to support customization with background images. So you will no longer be able to see your background pictures starting November 16, 2012.
Click Remove to stop using a background image now. Your current background image and Picasa web albums will still be available to you.
I'll miss seeing Wobbles (@fatoldgingercat) on my Google homepage. Oh well, I hope something good  is in store for us...