Google monopoly - no more text-link-ads?

Google hates text-link-ads, I heard about it via Aral's post. When I checked, I found search-result count related to me and my blog have gone down a lot.

Google is trying to control bloggers by not letting them use any other competitor products like text-link-ads?

Google adsense sucks, hence people use other stuff (TLA etc). It all sounds like M$ approach. I had never imagined, Google would do that.