internetheaven - 8:29 am on Mar 15, 2010 (gmt 0)
if i want to search for something in general, I'll go to google. If I want to search for a video to watch, I'll go to youtube, if I want to search for a tweet, I will use twitter.
If I'm searching for "Acme Widget Company," I really don't want a map. If I want a map, I click on "Maps" in the upper left.
Google is muddying the results with things the searcher probably does not want.
You are in a minority, though. In the UK, I think Google has a 98% market share or some ridiculous number like that. People really are slaves to it like it IS the web and the only way to get around.
They yell about Google's results being "broken" the same way they yell about their phone line being down or the local roads being in a bad state.
Unless you're a webmaster, though, it's hard to understand that Google is not like Directory Inquiries. The concept of a "Search Engine" tends to be that you search it, not that it is searching the web trying to guess what you want.