No thats still going ahead - i *think* i saw an article about that the other day in theInquirer.
Thanks for all the alternative suggestions as well, i realise that the sponsored links are at the top, but it sucks because unless i want to buy something then its useless.
For example, i was looking for some new drivers for my Joytech/play.com, PS2 USB controller adapter, and the stuff that it was bringing up was just wrong so im moving on. It more than just that one thing, just a growing feeling of dissatisfaction with Google and the amount of Sponsored links they have these days (no i dont want to price compare a joypad thank you very much). The should be kept to the side on the right and not included in the main search.
BTW - First impressions www.alltheweb.com
looks pretty good AND it defaults to searches in the English language only as well - ta thebear