I don't really want to raise this again however it depends where you are located. Possibly in the USA it is King just as .de is in Germany, .nl in Holland etc...we do not all live in the USA.
When I construct a UK-focussed website I do not even consider the .com as a recommendation. Of course if it is available it is purchased and pointed AT the .co.uk.
Sure my main B&M site is a .com since I've had it since 1994 however I also have the .asia, .cn, .co.uk, .in, .us and a few others which rank equally as well as the .com.
This is very true at a subliminal level, I know when I have researched health that I DO notice the .org and tend to go to those sites since they give the air of "impartiality" and not-for-profit.
Crazy, but true...maybe it's just me!