Having said that Google's search has noticeably deteriorated over the last couple of years. I often have to hit the Nth page now to find stuff I'm looking for.
I switched to http://duckduckgo.com/ a few weeks ago. I find it is much better at returning actual sites instead the long form posts that mentioned questions, but lacked actual information past that.
Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!