I have to sort of agree with you on the web search feature, but even that I feel is not really needed. Still, if they fixed everything else and left that in as a "Feature", I would not complain.
Another thing that I cannot stand about it is that you cannot remove two of the icons from the taskbar. The Virtual Keyboard (Are we really still treating this like a tablet OS only???), and the search icon. I have yet to find a way to get rid of them. Good thing I am only running this as a VM