I was of the opinion that the "satellite" function on google maps was the coolest thing ever. I was mistaken. The coolest thing ever is now the "hybrid" button on that site. It allows you to see the satellite images, but with the streets and their labels overlaid. Awesome.
Of course, my definition of "coolest ever" may differ somewhat from yours. If this is so, please don't fret. Just be content knowing that you are wrong.