"We're not sophisticated consumers,"
I think the public are sophisticated enough to stick with what works for them, while Google delivers better results on average they'll hold their customers, not because the customers are lazy or unsophisticated but because they're making logical and proper choices.
There's a strong element of 'we know better than the public' on display. While that's the foundation for resisting monopolies and the public's willingness to sell their own choice to the them, it can go too far. Listening to Microsoft sponsored lobbying is not helping them make the right decisions.
I strongly suspect the best policy the EU could come up with would (and should) disappoint *everyone* - the mythical level playing field no one lobbying actually wants. They should be looking at what delivers the least harm to users and nothing else.
Right now not having Foundem pop up in search is doing me no harm at all and not having dozens of 2ndary search engines fill the top search results was an improvement I want to see continued.