It has been a heck of a long time in the asking but at last Google have gone a small way into preventing those sites that fill their results with trash, see http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/hide-sites-to-find-more-of-what-you.html for more detail.
Perhaps now they have that out the way they can do something about the overwhelming amount of time wasting rubbish that continues to plague them. This morning I was curious about the cost of rail between Stuttgart and Ditzingen and no matter how I worded it I just got pages and pages of hotel information.
I’m fed up with searching, it’s about time someone invented a “Find Engine” instead. Google is not the only culprit, here’s what I got for all three: