I've tried cutting Google out and what I found is that apparently I value convenience over privacy. Fully-invasive Google gets me the information I want almost instantly almost every time because it knows so much about me. Search engines working only from a search term usually take much more work to get there.
My desktop has plenty of RAM, CPU, and network bandwidth so I'm fine with Chrome using lots of resources to keep things quick.
So despite being fully informed and having downloaded most of these, I'm still usually on Chrome when I'm not on Edge.
Yes, I use Tor too when I need privacy. For the rest I use Chrome.Exact same boat here. People who think they're going to get around "the man" are fooling themselves. People dodging Chrome on PC turn around and use an Android or Apple phone. Some big corp is going to know your every move no matter which way you slice it.
My M.O. is Chrome for daily use, but if I want a really private search or session I use Brave as my secondary. Brave is set to erase *everything* on exit. I load it and then open a private window with Tor, whilst also using a VPN in Windows. I doubt even that is perfectly private or safe, but it's probably as close as an average user is going to get.