Evidently there was a big shakeup in the websearch world when Google recently changed their PageRank. Webmasters are infuriated that all their hard work at gaming the system is going to waste. Of course, their are voices of reason:
Google didnt ask for any monopoly they are perceived to have. The others shot themselves in the foot and didnt have the guts to realise that you COULD succeed just by sticking to the knitting and making a good product.