For example, take this recent search for "best waterproof cycling gloves:"
Now here's the problem: Google may think that I really wanted to learn more about why my search is fruitless (look at the first result there), but I want to see the results themselves, with more recent data first. You are telling me they can't at least give me an option to see more recent first?
By the way, before you say "why not just use Bing?", Bing cleverly gets around this...by hiding the dates. I prefer more info, just better info. :-)