Sure is a screwed up deal; are they afraid to switch?
If they changed the software; they should get something that is easier to search or ummm, that the search actually works i mean! They kinda bust people for not using that which is broke!!
Myself; i use Google: site:TreeBuzz.com bowline if away from home; or just use Google toolbar if here.
One place i don't agree with MB on is not saving posts etc. But, i guess i'm a pack rat about everything; but also i search sites for info too...