Replying to this to try to revive the discussion around “advanced” search operators. I view such operators as basic, and necessary, features of efficient search.
As my library has grown, the frustrations of being limited to progressive search combined with tag- or folder-clicking have ballooned. For instance, scrolling down to search for and then select a label, and then scrolling back up to type a progressive search query, is largely a waste of time. It gets worse if we want to select a group of tags or conduct more advanced searches.
Something like the following would be preferable:
"pink floyd" (label:band OR label:music). Targeting article metadata by field would also be helpful.
To me, the goal of search is to produce a set of returns that are relevant to a specific query. I really don’t think the progressive search achieves this goal very well. Plus, anything to reduce point-and-click!