I remember when Google first appeared. They were SO much better than any of the other search engines that absolutely everyone signed up and most of us are STILL signed up. Because it IS the best. It sometimes has an opinion of its own, but if you are really looking for something, you can probably find it using Google. We depend on it and no, I don’t resent them — except when they change their calendar and email formats and we have to relearn how to use them.
So why do I use Google? Isn’t it obvious? The products are free and they work. Garry and I use their search, email, and calendar. I don’t use their web service because I don’t like it. They didn’t get popular by paying people off. They did it by have an incredibly powerful search engine and people who know how to manage one. Not every dominant company is necessarily taking advantage of us. Sometimes, they are just really good at doing what they do.
And yes, this is their browser. I’ve tried them all. This one’s the best.