I have multiple child notebooks nested inside a parent notebook. I am not able to search the parent notebook. I have to go to each of the sub notebooks individually to search with the term I want to search. This should be a no-brainer.
As a side annoyance, one level of sub notebooks is not enough. I desperately need at least one more layer to drill down. And I have an aversion to Tags so that is not a suitable workaround. I want things to be organized by Notebooks and don't think that is an unreasonable request from this kind of program.
I have 27,000 notes and have been a paid user since Day 1. I am pretty invested in the program but I think Evernote does not pay enough attention to the basics. If I knew of a viable alternative, I would definitely jump ship. The concept is awesome, the implementation not so much.