Google has virtually become a factory which consistently churns out products every 1-2 months.
Needless to say all it's web based products have to be scalable as ppl flock to use their product atleast once after it is released.
They seem to be in such a hurry that their products no longer have the trademark reliablity of "it just works". They are in all aspects "Beta". It happened with google talk, happened with google reader and it continues with google base
As soon as i went to google base, you can see above what happened.
As they r google, and it's a web app we can expect that it'll be back on track in a few days.
Apart from that, there's a lot of confusion over what exactly is the use of google base.
For me, it's a one stop shop for all the "user generated content", u get assured google index and free hosting for lifetime. It can be a substitute to your blog, your flickr homepage or craiglist for that matter. It can provide free hosting to small business.
It can do a lot more than we can currently imagine.