Furthermore, the search function badly needs a system of 'accelerators' of some kind. When searching a media server containing thousands of tracks, you need a means of jumping, for example, directly to "M" not winding a knob for ages and ages and ages and ages until you have given yourself RSI to get to the middle of the alphabet.
All it really needs is for a search for "M" to be treated as a search for "m*" i.e. everything that commences with "M" and this alone would make things far easier. Right now the search will fail unless the match is precise.