I tried switching to DDG for about 3 months. At first I was pleased,but the more and more I used it, the more and more I found myself "supplementing" my searching with Google searches. It came to the point where I was constantly going back to google more and more. I recently had to switch back to just google.
But it's all
ish no matter where you turn.
I also tried start page for a few days but it would always annoy me. I have my browser set to 150% plus viewing mode and every time I do a search on startpage it would reset back to 100%. GRRRRR.