This has been blogged everywhere but I felt like it warranted my following up on since I had blogged on the issue previously.
As I said earlier, one of the capabilities I was looking for was "the ability to set specific waypoints along the way thereby sending the route along something other than the shortest/quickest route."
maps.ask.com let you set waypoints but you would know that Google would do it slicker.
With the new extension to Google's directions, you just grab a segment and drag it to where you want it to run. It recalculates the route including timings and distances.
Of course, it's all done in Ajax so it drives my 600MHz 256MB ThinkPad into the ground. Looks like it's time for an upgrade.
Wonder why it took Google so long to catch up with ask.com?