They both have their good an bad qualities, and I agree Yahoo's beta being flash is a negative. What Google really needs to fix is the accuracy of it's directions. It almost always suggests a non-logical, longer route (getting off interstates to take the more "direct" route on back country roads). And on very long trips it's even more inaccurate. Map a trip from Baltimore to New Orleans in both systems. Yahoo finds a route that's 6 hours shorter!