My office, in the morning sun
I've noticed that since I became a librarian I have less and less patience with google. I don't think I can say I've outgrown it, because I still use it every day, but in terms of connecting to the information I'm looking for, I'm now more likely to take the time to work with a native interface rather than hoping google has indexed it and can interpret my search.
I think this is a result of being a more educated searcher, and understanding where information comes from and how it's generated. Understanding the circumstances around information can allow someone to skip google entirely, or only use it once instead of returning to it again and again. In fact, I hate having to use google more than once for a search. If I don't find what I'm looking for instantly on google I strenuously avoid scrolling through those horrible results lists, dodging commercial links -- instead I'll look for an authority to direct me to the information.
I'm pretty sure google inc. understands people like me & continues to create useful and relevant tools. But how many times have you heard 'I didn't believe it at first, but then I researched it on the computer and it was true'? And how often does this mean that the person googled keywords related to their question and got results containing whatever bias or opinion they brought to the search?
And so this brings us back to my pet subject, the importance of information literacy...