In Tiger, Spotlight largely enjoyed autonomy...a wiser, more mature, more powerful option than its cousin the Finder, it was almost an app unto itself, even though it was mostly a gussied up finder search. In Leopard, Spotlight is washed up. A has been. Once a glorious single button answer to whatever you were looking for on your machine, Spotlight has been replaced by a mere shortcut to the finder. The gussy is gone. Not only is Leopard's Spotlight less cool looking, it's more work to use. The hierarchal arrangement of Tiger's Spotlight search results; by kind, size, date modified, etc., viewable at a glance, without so much as a click, has been replaced with so much required clicking that it amounts to creating a smart folder every time you want to find something. Goodbye Spotlight, hello Finder.alias Discuss.