I was responding to Roxanne & Shannon Moore's blog about Yahoo vs. Google and as I rambled on an on, it seemed like my comment would be better off being a seperate blog entry.
I *greatly* prefer Google over Yahoo. Yahoo seems to put way too much weight on paid directory entries and sometimes returns really goofy results for searches.
If you like the news and other stuff Yahoo puts on their portal page, you can *fully* customize the same thing with Google. (a surprising number of people are unaware of this feature). You'll need a Google account, but should probably have one anyway (it's free). For the Google "desktop", go here: http://www.google.com/ig to see the "modules" you can add to your Google home page, go here: http://www.google.com/ig/directory (there are dozens of PAGES of modules available).
The home page customization, and all of the other things Google offers (toolbar, Picassa, Maps, Desktop search, web and news Alerts, Notebook, GMail, Calendar, the list goes on and on) makes it far superior to Yahoo, MSN, AOL or any other "portal" site in my opinion. If someone isn't aware of some of the extra things Google has to offer, you should visit http://labs.google.com
Google's latest offering, Spreadsheets, allows people to share spreadsheets across the web. It's probably got Bill Gates looking over his shoulder. Google is an amazing company with amazing products. Google is THE king of search, and more...