Scurramunga - 3:05 am on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
I did a very local very specific search on a Doctor, Google doesn't understand the query, Bing bang on target. I am very happy with Bing results.
I have had many similar experiences with Google of late and Google is just too unreliable to be of much use to me. Once upon a time, I could virtually form any thought in my head, type a proper query or a long tailed query into Google and find a matching scenario or topic somewhere on the big wide internet. Results once satisfied the most obscure of my searches. Now it's almost as if they have shrunk the internet.
It was never like this with Google at the beginning, even in the days of scraped results, you could find the real results somewhere. Now I still find the superfluous content along with the big brands and little of substance.
Bing is better if you want to conduct a search the way they used to be, that is on the money and without any B.S. I rarely use Google now, most of the time it's just to check my own position in the SERPS.