Woyala, this has nothing to do with the ability to use another search engine. I will always have my options. What it does have to do with, is the way Verizon handled it. They took choices away that we once had and left us with no choices at all on the Go To screen.
How happy would you be if you hopped in your car tomorrow only to find one radio station? Would you not be unhappy about that? Oh sure, you can buy a separate tuner with a modulator, or hard wire... etc... But why should you have to?
Look at it for what it is. A corporate deal that benefits Microsoft and Verizon without regard for the consumer. Punto.