I agree entirely. I am very disappointed that the Categories (and Category Intersection panel) of Evernote 2 has been scrapped for this far more limited tag/saved-search framework. The flexibility of the old categories and auto-categories was the thing that made Evernote such a useful program for organizing research. The new framework strikes me as a sad conceptual leap backwards. Hopefully, the old Categories system will rise from the dead before the final release of Evernote 3. Furthermore, I also hope it will be possible 1: to choose icons for categories 2: to create subcategories in one step 3: to format categories (bold, italic, colors, etc) 4: to order categories according to one's preference, not always automatically in alphabetical order. One could do ALL of those things in Evernote 2. For these reason, unfortunately, I find Evernote 2 to be far superior to Evernote 3.