That is what we require from a consumer focused search engine. It should allow us to enter in a medium or format of our choice the search variables i.e. key words, thoughts, images etc. Providing education/support to help build the ideal search profile. The results should be presented in a medium/format that we have chosen along with a set of tools again that we have chosen to allow us to make trade-offs or decisions depending on the task we have set out to achieve. These should hold over time, that is be updated with fresh data and comparison to the original results highlighted, again if we so choose.
In future postings I will highlighting a range of search engines that are delivering on parts of the search engine profiled above.