I think super search should be used where Search is at the top of all the pages. It doesn't make sense to "half ass" search, then have the user search again.
in reply to Super Search discouraged?
Also, as a HUGE perl noob and new user to PerlMonks, when I first started using this site it was very wierd. (I come from forms and BB's like phpbb, smf, and YABBSE.) Which is night and day compared to this website. The navigation of this website is also screwy at first because I didnt know like "The Monastery Gates" is like the index and if I want to ask a question I have to goto Seekers of Perl Wisdom and then scroll down to the bottom. (at least thats the way I still do it.)
My two cents...
I think keeping it hard to use is a good thing though cause it tries to weed out stupid users like myself :)