I used the advanced search options on this site a few minutes ago, looking for discussions that addressed the feature I wanted. Even limiting my search to discussions only within the Feature Discussion area, I got over 10 pages of results. Many of the results were messages from within the same thread.
I found myself wanting to view my results at a thread level rather than at an individual message level. Even sorting by subject entails lots of scanning (lots of "Re:"). It would be nice to be able to see just the subjects of the 6 threads relevant to my search.