Although Google is still the best in the field, my overall impression is that they are slipping out. Maybe is just a phase. Or maybe is too much bureaucracy.
Google adwords approval rate is much slower than before. And it makes no sense, because they are loosing money.
Google spam fight seems to be lost so far. Bing filters are much betters.
As market share, Bing/Yahoo engine is increasing, while google not.
Lately Google did not launched anything successfull. Google Buzz was a disaster.
Maybe the latest moves done in management will increase their efficiency and they will continue to surprize us as before.