Android 4.4 'new experience' is really iOS-like

Got around to enabling the Nexus 5 style launcher on my N4, and it really struck me how iOS-like (version 6 and earlier) it is. Really surprised this hasn't come up in any reviews - or have I just been missing it?

Search/Goggle now on the far left. the 'home tab' is the first on the left. Widgets are hidden by default (earlier Android versions placed a few widgets to get you started). Larger icons that take up more screen-space.

Interesting that this comes out right after iOS changed things up with version 7.

My muscle memory is coming back from the three years I had a 3GS. :)