Structural search is a powerful new feature and, like many other features, reflects well on the amount of thought and skill that goes into the development of IntelliJ. However, I don't understand the decision to remove the old find dialog. Yes, you have provided a more powerful tool that understands what is being searched, but right now I don't have the time to dig into the syntax etc and find myself missing the ability to quickly search the current file for a particular string. One of my usage pattern was
1. double-click a string token
4. See all lines together in a separate pane
5. Double-click on search items to navigate
This is a very fast method for a number of use cases (e.g. find all invocations of a private method to quickly navigate between them and the method definition)
In any case, I do not think it's good practice to completely remove a feature that, rightly or wrongly, users may have made a part of their usage pattern. Why not just leave it in perhaps tied to a different shortcut?
btw, I do like the new find bar w/ highlighting as it supplements my use of Alt-F3 quite well.
Hopefully I'm missing something here that can be pointed out, or if there are any suggestions they would be much appreciated.