I was told that the old search was still intact, but most every time I do an "old search", I get results in the "new" format, not the old format. This has been a problem for a long time. Obviously, Ancestry.com doesn't give a crap, and wants us to spend more time on their site to find the same results we could find very quickly in the past with the old search. It means you have to extend your membership because it takes more time. More revenue for them.
To whom it may concern at Ancestry.com, when are you going to learn that happy customers will generate more revenue than dis-satisfied customers? Your new search sucks, period. Start listening to your customers!