The first thing I searched for in Google, back in 1999, was probably "linux", followed by my name.
The last thing I searched for in Google, on a snowy day in 2009, was "vdash".
At least for now, I'll be using Duck Duck Go for search. It's small, quirky, has features the big competition lacks, and works well enough for my mostly moderate and occasionally intense needs. Sorta like Google in 1999.