I for one am not a staunch minimalist but I like to have the option of the cleanest interface possible.
That is why I am quite glad to see the option to remove the Google Search bar from the top of the Galaxy Nexus' home page. It is actually quite simple.
1. Navigate to Settings
This may or may not be big news to the general population of seasoned Android users, but for me as a first timer this is a big deal. Seeing that every app can be disabled just warms my heart. (Btw bye-bye Verizon bloatware)
Heres a video of it being done: