I tried DDG, it worked good but Google is better. I can’t afford to spend cycles wondering what Google would have returned when I’m trying to research something while I code.
At this point I've found DDG to be comparable to Google, but occasionally I have to do the !g to find what I'm looking for.
You don't go "wow, that burger sucked, I'll go get the competitors now", you're already satiated enough with your crappy burger. Because it's easy and cheap to run a query, you're almost forced to check.
Given how much better Google often does, running my queries on DDG in the first place is generally a waste of my time.
What does that imply about sustainability of free market capitalism?
After all, all market benefits and dynamics die off if people on the market are unable to exercise choice.