SevenCubed - 5:21 pm on Jan 29, 2013 (gmt 0)
Yes I was referring to the Bing tile, I should have specified that. In fact when I reinstalled the O/S (just because) I immediately unpinned and uninstalled a bunch of pre-installed apps. The Bing search tile was one. However it doesn't remove it from the right hand charms menu (although it can be hidden there too).
Yes the SERP layout is radically different but as with everything new that comes along I typically give something time before I decide whether or not I like it. I still alternate between browser search (Firefox) and Bing full screen search via this Bing app. I especially like the horizontal layout for image search. It's easy to scroll through the horizontal results with the mouse scroll wheel. For example I went looking for spectacular images of Norway landscapes and can then scroll horizontally continuously uninterrupted. Clicking one will give me a full screen preview in a separate tile with full image details and a page title and URI that contains the image. Clicking on that link takes me to the site.
I do have a 24" wide monitor set to highest resolution so I can squeeze a lot of text tile or images into my space.
I'm warming up to it more each day, it's refreshing and uncluttered.