"I agree, BUT why should L have to go to another site to see the chromosome match which is helpful on those "shallow trees" of which most of my matches seem to be."
I'm not arguing with you. My original response was to the OP in reference to the original question which was about searching surnames etc.
In answer to your question, "L" should NOT have to go to another site to see anything but Ancestry has, so far, dropped the ball with regard to their DNA offerings. Instead of being the premier resource for comparing DNA results and the contents of the respective trees we're being forced to use external sites. ACOM did finally give us access to our raw data so at least we have this option. Prior to the release of the data we couldn't do anything except compare trees and make assumptions.
I consider us fortunate to have members like Jeff who is developing the Chrome extension and to have access to the GEDmatch site so at least we have some sort of work around.