Good concept, but no. You cannot compete with Google's search engine. It's amazing when you really get into it. I'm sorry, but these guys don't stand a chance.
Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page’s coherency.
...wow. There's a reason pages are more popular. Just cause you weren't popular in high school and were the b*tch who got made fun of, doesn't mean ranking pages based on PageRank is "superficial".
Reliable sources are going to be the most popular pages 99% of the time.
Imagine if the phone company decided to stop listing infrequently called numbers in the phone book. Maybe no one phones your grandmother much, but if her friend from the old neighborhood wants to get in touch, shouldn’t her number be in the book? Cuil lists all the numbers, even the ones that aren’t called much. Because one day someone will need that number.
You've got to be kidding me. Just because your parents didn't love you, you have no friends, and have never gotten laid
Besides all this, look at Google's backup. They have a HUGE corporate backing, and some of the most genius programmers, designers, etc in the world.