I totally agree with you. If any of the search systems should be dumped, it should be New Search. I have tried that off and on from time to time, and rarely find it of much use. Who wants 10,000 results for a simple search of a name by location & county in New Search, for instance, when Old Search gives you exactly what you ask for? I also got that silly email from Ancestry, claiming only "2%" of their users utilize Old Search. I've seen more than that complaining that they refuse to use it on these boards alone.