And it's not an ADDITIONAL search bar on top of the actual browser. If Google forced "Google Toolbar" down your throat, we'd have an apple-to-apple comparison.
There's a difference between using a built in search engine (with the ability to change it to Bing, if your heart desires)... and getting a search engine - and extra crap - installed without your knowledge.
We all know the average idiot doesn't know how to avoid getting tricked into installing it - and Ask and other companies go FAR out of their way to discourage saying no. It takes actual effort to not get dinged.
You can argue about how evil Google is... but they aren't acting like Ask does.