I remember feeling the same excitement as x16wda when I first came upon Google. It was, indeed, so much better than any other search engine. But, as x16wda said, it's not the same search engine now, and one has to wade through increasing amounts of garbage to find the good hits. However, the saddest thing is that it's still better than the competition, at least in my fairly limited experience. For quite a while I tried using DuckDuckGo on one computer and Bing on another, but more often than not I'd have to turn to Google. Though I had to wade through garbage, at least there were some gems. Those gems were all too often missing from DuckDuckGo and Bing. I'm now back to having it as my primary search engine.