The world is changing, search engines are advancing and improving, knowing we don't have total control of some aspects is healthy, IMHO.
In me experience Google is certainly not improving. I would say that its results have deteriorated massively over the last year or two.
[rant]Google is relying too much on deciding what people want rather than letting them learn to use the search engine to find it for themselves. All the Google local results that are forced upon us are driving me nuts and they dropped the +operator for "must include". How can anyone possibly see that as an advancement?
Bing don't allow us to search by date, which is a basic requirement in many of my searches. What is all that about?
They seem to ignore what people want in the chase for profit![/rant]