The search function has gotten even worse than before. Impossible to search now. I used to do a pretty good job at ninja’ing old threads when questions were re-asked, just because I knew they were hidden somewhere and used the right keywords.
Now it’s impossible to dig up an old thread unless you want to go through 27 pages of irrelevant posts.
You’re right, I will change it to just show Google search results. If you do what Hank suggested you can usually find exactly the thread you’re looking for. The search functionality in WordPress doesn’t hold a candle to Google.