it is the most annoying thing ever, it's a Microsoftesk thing , if I want google.com I'll go there if I want google.co.uk I'll go there, if Google tries to force my hand I'll go to Yahoo or somewhere else on principal!
How dare they decide what's best for me, sometimes little things can be the best galling of all!
OK ... just as an example ... I'm away on business in Germany, whilst I'm away I need to get on the internet and look for a UK business, product or service (cos I'm from UK) so really I want to go to google.co.uk .. Google redirects to me say google.de base on the IP address from where I am accessing the internet!
Google is trying to offer people the most relevant results for their area based on IP is probably aimed at boosting Adwords revenue ( may result in a better click through rate) this is all I can come up with it as it is nothing short of taking away people's freedom of choice and seems ludicrous .. is it even legal, maybe some lawyers in U.S. can comment?