You mean the blurb below the search box, "The playground is open. Nexus 7: the new tablet from Google"? Doesn't bother me as I barely notice it. However, sometimes I do get annoyed with the logo changes. Shrug...
Yea that's the one! Lol.
I just remember back when Google.com was just a simple search bar, nothing else. I know it's unreasonable to expect it not to change at all, but it still annoys me.... Oh well, I'm just one tiny fish in the sea, what does my opinion matter I guess. Lol.
This is what saddens me about the world. People are using a free service and still complain about an ad at the bottom. That's like complaining about the candy bars at a checkout stand at your grocery store. Find something in life worth complaining about.
Would you get mad if a bagel shop put up a sign that said "We sell Bagels!"? Their real estate, they can do what they want. Doesn't block off the main function of the page which is that beautiful little rectangle in the middle that says SEARCH.
If Google wants to advertise a "GOOGLE" product, let them. I think it's a great tablet and more people need to know about it. It's like complaining about watching NBC and they throw up a commercial for "The Office". How dare they advertise their own show on their network? A network we can access for free...same with Google.
Everyone does remember that google makes their money based on Ad revenue. They have arguably the most visited page in the world which is prime real estate that they generally leave completely white. I think it's a great idea, regardless of how people speculate their device sales are going, to put a unobtrusive ad at the bottom. Sure it catches your eye but you don't have to click an X to get it to go away to use the page or anything like that. I say, good idea.
I should say I'm a proud Nexus 7 owner but if it were some other device Google had a significant interest in, I would feel the same way.
Doesn't bother me and I want to see the Nexus 7 sell. So sell as many as you can Google! I own one and love it and I want others to experience the absolute best Android OS has to offer and it is without a doubt the Nexus 7.
In fact I want to see every Nexus device advertized on their homepage.
If it weren't for advertising, Google would not have had the resources to develop the Android operating system and distribute it open-source. I don't think advertising their tablet, in the rather uncluttered and unobtrusive manner in which they did so, is unreasonable in the slightest. As it's been said, it's their real estate and they have landscaped it with a little something to help business without losing the focal purpose and attention. Good on them.
In short, to answer the OP's question - yes, you are being too whiny.