I did not get a chance to blog this when it first came out, but I’ve just used it again and I cannot possibly let it pass without note. WordPress has drastically improved the plugin search. They announced the upgrade a few weeks ago on the WordPress development blog.
I’ve been hard on the poor WordPress guys in the past, so I feel a special obligation to acknowledge the improvement. The search now does a great job of indexing titles, descriptions and keywords to help plugins show up quickly and easily.
Best of all for me, a search for “random image” puts the Random Image selector plugin at the top of the list (at the time of this writing at least).
Thanks WordPress guys!!