Because of Google’s new privacy warning, I finally changed my default search engine to DuckDuckGo. So far, I’m quite happy with it. I was especially pleased when I noticed they sometimes show code snippets or excerpts from documentation on the results page.
One could argue that instant answers promote the wrong kind of laziness - copying code from the search results page rather than visit the original post on Stack Overflow. But for quickly looking up trivial stuff, I think this is perfect.
I assume the contents of the privacy warning could have been reason to switch search engines, but what triggered me was the intrusive warning that Google shows in each new browsers session - basically punishing you for having your browser throw away cookies. ↩