Re: The opposite of MS
> I continually manually edit URLs in the URL bar. Now, every bloody time, you have to hit an extra "edit" icon to do the same.
Be happy you still can access (view, edit) URLs! Mark my words, soon you'll need to use Google search to go to some site, the dirty technical stuff like actual URLs will be totally hidden to the "user". (For his convenience of course...)
a. Most people already work like that: Even if they know the site's URL, they prefer going through Google search. Some even type the URL into Google search...
b. For Google it's more/better information: That way they know at all times everything you visit.