Why is google becoming like Microsoft. M$ think they can control people and tell them what they should like and google are doing the same.
Lately the implementation of google instant on searches and their slight UI tewakings have caused me to start scratching for alternatives.
Duckduckgo.com seems to have all the advantages I want.
Plus you can tailor your search engine and save it by a cookie or a custom URL which has your setting within the URL.
Give it a shot today. https://duckduckgo.com/