Gizmodo has been playing with Windows 10 and the new search. They’ve concluded that it doesn’t suck anymore. However, their assessment that you’re never going to need a start menu again is a stretch. Yes, the new search is very powerful. It gives much more relevant results than in Windows 8.1.
The tricks don’t stop there: there’s also some natural-language-processing abilities to play with. I was trying to find a spreadsheet earlier, and thanks to my lack of organization, Excel files are scattered across about three hard drives. I’d normally need to fire up Explorer and run a long search for .xlsx files; with Windows 10, you just type ‘show me my spreadsheets’. ‘Show me photos from last month’ also works, as does my favorite, ‘open the last document’.