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95% just isn't good enough.

Search result quality is not a clear-cut issue. In my experience DDG/Bing even yield subjectively better results sometimes.

Same, there's some personal preference too. I don't always want to be shoved into the extreme bubble that Google builds for people.

DDG is much better for searches that I don't want personalized results for.

Given that google also fails to give me the result I want at least 5% of the time, I guess nothing is good enough.

It's good enough 95% of the time.

There is nothing stopping you from falling back to google that 5% of the time.

Or just continue to use Google and get better results every time.

95% is typically fine for me; I typically do the !g or !s thing when I don't get an answer quick enough. It is pretty rare that I don't find an answer after that.

Sure it is. For the other 5%, you can spend an extra 3 seconds searching again on Google, if you really need to.

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