I love the new direction Google is taking.
In my opinion, it will just spell out their demise much quicker.
A big part of the web and searching is finding new and different sites. A well done site will always hold the attention more over a site that just plain presents facts. In Googleís arrogance, they think they are going to shape the way people search and see information, but I think that approach is going to backfire on them.
They have already angered a good portion of the very people that are responsible for them being as big as they are, and have turned many against them.
Sooner or later something else will come along that will pull a large portion of their searchers away and once the happens, they are toast.
Personally, Iíve removed them from my life. I donít care where my sites rank on them, nor do I use any of their products and when asked about them, I always suggest people use something else. They have managed to turn me from a diehard Google supporter to a hardcore Google hater.
Great Job Google.