I have a crazy idea. Google Docs homepage doesn’t do anything more than Gmail does. If anything, Google Docs has been constantly playing catch-up with Gmail such as including labels and archiving. So! Let’s combine Gmail and Google Docs’ interface. For basic text editing, allow inline editing for Docs–the tools are already built into Gmail for editing emails. For more complicated text editing or spreadsheets/powerpoint: open a new window/tab, like the way it works now, except everything launches from Gmail.
Pass this link around, digg it, share it, let’s get the word out there to Google that this is something we want…and we just might get it.