No it's not killing user experience. Google is taking careful steps to maintain it's credibility. People especially SEO experts filled its Result Pages with fake information which was making the users teased or irritated. While other search engines specifically Ask gives you very accurate result. Users were shifting to those alternatives which Google can't bear at all but problem was that it could not take bold step of crack down else you can imagine how the world wide web would get disturb. So now Google is doing this in parts by taking tiny steps. It's a good thing. The people who used good techniques and filled their pages with authentic information still have good rankings.
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