I had the direct opposite experience. Doing a difficult search DDG easily produced more "winners" than SP had "returns". I guess it's all in the topic you're seeking. In the end, we may need both (and Yandex too!).Hm, Startpage is way better than DDG as far as I can tell now. Really like the search results which are better than DDG offers. I'm still sticking to Startpage for now.