Possibly Google didn't notice last time they did this and it went badly. Let's try again.
Stars sync with your Google Bookmarks and the Google Toolbar, so you can always see your list of starred items in one place and easily organize them.
HOW DARE THEY take a list of things I've saved in one context, and expose them in another context? You can't read my bookmarks when you're sitting next to me, but if I search for something and all my goat-mutilation bookmarks leap to the top of the results list I'm going to be upset.