I've made a decision to switch to a different default search engine at least for the time being. This week I'll be using Yahoo! exclusively, unless I absolutely can't find what I'm looking for. Next week will be MSN's turn, and the following week I'll use Ask. During each successive week, if I am unable to find what I'm searching for, I'll use the next ones in line until I find what I need. At the end of the three weeks, I'll make a decision about which of the three worked best for me, and if at least one of them was "good enough", I'll make it my default search engine from here on out.
It's time to break away from the habitual use of Google, and give the other guys a real chance.