Google use to be a great, unobtrusive place to begin a websearch or a usenet search, but they have ruined the usenet interface and filled it up with ADs.
Their search engine is probably next.
The google adsense campaign is really starting to get on my nerves. Seems like more and more I end up on a contentless website, with only my search phrase on it, and a bunch of targeted google ADs.
I know I shouldn't lay the blame on google but they are bear some of the responsibility for it getting to this point.