> Clicking on the clearly marked dropdown arrow and selecting another search engine is too hard?
For most people. Yes.
For my part, arguing with the deeply entrenched Firefox Fanboy Alliance is too thankless. Dig your own graves. We can revisit the situation in a couple of years, when the reality has become more clear. Today, we Linux folks still tend to be a bit blind to it. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" and all.