After all this I'll add that the only reason I stopped using tags is there is no lookup of current tags when creating a note. Without the lookup, I tend to forget which tags I used and end up creating a new tag with a different word for a similar topic (e.g. Communications vs. Telephones). After a while, they just become useless in finding things. Yes, I know you get a short list when you start typing the tag, but that's not enough. One of my biggest complaints about Evernote is the tag field doesn't list currently used tags... all of them.