arizonadude - 3:10 pm on Jul 7, 2009 (gmt 0)
In the past, that probably was a good strategy for the goog, because there really wasn't an alternative. To bad this time they did this right around the time that there actually is an alternative engine that is actually providing a better quality search experience. It's peeled off quite a few supporters.
This is the perfect time of year for major tweaks, and one should never assume that what happens today is a new standard for tomorrow or next week.