Todd has a point!
The VB search worked great, I could depend on it for a lot of different type of searches. I would use search to pull up all my posts and they would be in order newest first. That isn't true with the new platform search, the dates are not in order newest first to last.
If I use a key word, and author's name, the results are all over the place, yet I know that I or another user who's name I used in the search made the post a couple of days ago. But the results are not in chronological order.
Worse I can't use Google site search, because often the result will list only the forum category not the thread of the post.
The SMF search capabilities is my biggest gripe about the new platform.