Google is not the saviour everyone thought it would be after all.... Googles omnipotence more looks like a new BigBrother (George Orwell 1984 revisited....)
In the beginning we all embraced Google after they toppled 'amateurs' like AltaVista, AskJeeves etc some 10-12 years ago.
Their new controversial PrivacyRules take effect today Mar.1.2012...... (Plenty tricks available to circumvent all that, but it means a lot of extra work and irritation for websurfers)
If history repeats itself Googles success will turn against them in the end. No empire lasts forever.
However, fact is that for time being we are all having a love/hate relationship with Google lacking a real good alternative.