I used to be able to use Google or even Bing to search for threads and not need to login in to the forum to even go to the page of the forum to read but now I have to have at least two tabs open one of them with me logged in and the other for the search engine and yet this is not a guarantee that I will still be able to search the forums for the info that I am searching for. I despise the old and new, as it is not much different, search of the forums as it rarely finds the forum posts remotely close to what i search for. This is a drawback in my eyes and one of the many reasons i spend more time in the forums when i want to look up issues and ideas for my characters.
One example is that I had heard of a few items and not able to find them on the wiki I would search the forums for them and find them with google and now I can't seems only that they want more people on the forums reading the countless posts that are titled near the same as their search when the forum search lists the titles first and not the content when filtering your results
sorry my moaning rant is over for the moment oO