Those guys a the plex are talented for sure, but Google Search is just not working.
In 2012 I'd have to agree, perhaps as early as mid 2010 it started to break down, but back in 2008 I'd have defended Google as they DID bring me new sites I didn't know about. Today they bring me Amazon or some other store I'd have gone directly to if that's what I wanted.
Smart? Absolutely, smart enough that even they will be working on alternatives such as - and were seeing this now - bringing all the content they can directly onto Google properties before the ship is permanently grounded and as relevant as netscape.