We agree with the spirit of your suggestion. We plan on doing some things soon to better highlight the search function.

However, we cannot always force readers to search; we cannot hand-hold in every case to optimize a search; and even if search reveals The Truth, we can't force anyone to read it, let alone understand it.

Everyone should treat newbies and non-searchers with respect. It may be someone who has something valuable to add, you could meet the person on the trail (in real life! <gasp>) and become great friends, who knows. We realize it is frustrating at times, but not searching is just something that has always been around and will persist, despite our best efforts.