I want to be able to just type in my query and hit enter. The average user shouldn't have to care about which provider is being used. See also http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2010/08/19.html
Heh, yeah. It's simple if there is one provider. The problem is though, the randomness bugs me because it means the results aren't repeatable. As a user, if do a search and then on some days (or in the case of this patch, on some years ) I see Lucid's skin and results and am taken to its website, bu then on others I see Sematext's, with possibly different results, and an entirely different skin, I'm kind of like huh?
I don't feel strongly about this though since I rarely do searches via our search box, but at the very least if the choice is random it shouldn't be in there for a year. If it is, that means that we really remove the randomness, and then X% of our community will think that the search always go to Lucid, and 100-X% will think that our search always goes to Sematext. So, at the very least, that needs to be a more sensible number, I think.