Since 2010, Google has been loading more and more scripts and useless sidebars on their google.com front page. I’ve tried using Firefox with NoScript to turn off the scripting, but that brings along its own compatibility problems. I find that google.com’s stupid scripts make it harder to obtain meaningful search results. Then they removed the cached option from the search results page. That was the last straw.
I tried http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0 which helps, but I’m tired of fighting with Google’s “improvements”.
Today I’m changing my computers’ home pages to yandex.com. Maybe Google will come to its senses, but I don’t hold much hope that that will happen soon. I’ve defined Google.com as the home page on hundreds of computers over the past ten years or so, but from now on, it’ll be yandex.com instead.