I resisted the greatness of Google for several years. I was a Yahoo adherent. Still am in some ways. While I have gmail, I don't really use it, I use my Yahoo Mail, and read all of my news through Yahoo's feeds.
But nowadays I know that when I want good answers fast and reliably, I need GoogleFu, and my GoogleFu is good enough that these days I get paid to exercise it, which I think is pretty darn nifty!