Related tasks upstream:
- "Create "basic" and "advanced" modes in Maniphest Search UI": https://secure.phabricator.com/T6943 (wontfix)
- was: "Improving the usability of Maniphest's advanced search": https://secure.phabricator.com/T6717 (merged)
I'm pretty sure 99% of the time someone uses the advanced search form, they need the Contains Words field (possibly in combination with In [Any/All] Projects), yet that field is not emphasized in any way, and is hidden in the middle of a huge search form. That contributes to the overall poor user experience of searching in Phabricator, IMO. At least the field should be on top (and preferably visually separated), like in Bugzilla.
The search query field should also come first, as it does in the general advanced search and in about every search form ever seen on the web.