Well-said. And those people who have MSN as their default and dont know how to change it or even care, wont know how to search for files on their computer. And all the talk about longhorn and integration of search for files on harddisk and webpages on internet is clearly vaporish.
Only way MSN can get and stay in the top is to lure the searchers away from Google and from what i see till now, it's a looong way behind. And even if MS is as good as Google now, i see why any G users wud want to change?
Me thinks Google vs MS is not exactly analogous to Netscape vs MS since, G is for free and you dont have to download/install anything. And G has followers bordering towards fanatic.
It's Google's game to fall rather than MS's game to catch. I see Yahoo as a big threat since they have sticky visitors and they can do amazing personalization, since most who search in yahoo, have an account with them, while, G just has a cookie.