engine - 11:37 am on Sep 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
I wouldn't call you the average searcher, Brett. ;)
I don't think the knowledge graph is working as it was envisaged. It does work for certain searches, but those are pretty limited. Searching for movie stars is better because there's so much more out there and the search services can connect the dots. It doesn't work when you're looking for something that might be described as long tail.
I'm not sure about opening all the pages as i'd find that a little concerning, however, I can see why you're asking.
I do agree that better human control is what's missing from search, whichever search service you choose. The trend is for search to become "more intelligent" and "more anticipatory." That works, as I said, if you looking for a movie star's bio and latest exploits.
Bring back greater human control.