I posted a few times on a couple of pretty bad surprises while using Google. Looks like other folks picked it up too. Here is a fun post from a VC:
A VC: In Search of a Better Algorithm: "Why am I telling you all this? Because as great an experience as searching the Internet is on Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft, or Ask, Internet search is still a very primitive technology. "
And he asks another reeeeeally good question:
"Will Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Ask and others continue to invest in improving text search or move their efforts to searching other forms of media?"