i took out podcast directory because i didnt think people would actually be using it - am i wrong about that?
it wasnt intentional that the subscription list follows the track browser orientation so i will fix that.
I guess vertical orientation will work better for people with widescreens so it should be configurable
I would definitely like a search function, but only if it works well. The previous (current?) one was really clunky, and most of the podcasts I listen to weren't listed. I think the search function needs to be both comprehensive, and make it easy to subscribe to listed feeds (to take out the fuss of finding and copy pasting weird rss urls). If that can't be done effectively, though, it's probably better to just leave it out.
As I mentioned before though, rhythmbox for ubuntu has a great search function. Somehow they can search the itunes store, which is without doubt the biggest directory, and if they can do it, I'm sure it could be implemented into musicbee.