That was the same cry that the yahoo, webcrawler, etc. people gave. It takes a bit for these products to iron out the kinks. Google was not very good at all when it launched, then it got awesome and dominated everyone, now it is rather bloated and something else will come along to replace it. I will say that it will be at least a year before this thing becomes a viable contender for anything though and the layout of the results is terrible.
I agree, it does suck. But I guess it's just growing pains... but it's slow as hell and doesn't give results like Google does. I'm not liking it so far, we'll see how it goes a month later.
Another obnoxious thing is that you go to Cuill.com and it says "Cuil" on the page -- So when you go to www.cuil.com, it's under construction. Mmmmhmmmmm.... plus Cuil doesn't strike me as a catchy name, it's more of an brain logic annoyance.... Coooooool, Quillll... whatever.
I searched for paving contractors in central texas and got a wiccan site and a free sawdust site. Just pick up your phone and close your eyes and dial you will get as far as cuil.com can take you. what a joke!