tedster - 3:44 am on Dec 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've observed that when you go outside of the auto-complete suggestions, Google falters.
That feels like a key observation, Robert. Thank you!
I was speaking recently with someone who had done a lot of auto-complete testing and probing. His main observation was that the auto-complete suggestions vary intensively with location. He said, "almost down to the zip code level."