I've read many tech forums that use vBulletin software and all their search engines suck. Especially when you're looking up tech terms like 3G, nom2, and all sorts of other abbreviations that just get error messages or improper results. Man, all the audio forums I read are even worse with model numbers and industry acronyms that never search right!
So yeah, people are too lazy to search, but even the ones who aren't are usually foiled by the horrible vBulletin search engine. What's a brother to do?