Am I missing something? In FM13 and prior, I could "search" for a field by typing the name while the field dialog was up, and filemaker would jump to the matching field. In FM14, I can get to the first match but go no further.
There's a delay of about 1.5 seconds, but it does jump. Keep pressing a key, like "p", in a specify field dialog and you'll see what I mean.
I give you credit for a part answer. The problem is not the "delay", it's how long you wait to type the letters again. If you wait more than a second to repeat the search, it just cycles back to the first correct match. If you start typing almost right away, TNEN it will jump to the NEXT match. This is a change in behavior. Before, a type match would start at the position you are at, which was much more useful. But at least I can make it kind of work until the new version of Developer assistant is out for Windows.
In a world aiming for speed, imposing us a delay on input feedback and execution, not informing us about the change in behaviour and everything else you mention is indeed treating us as retarded. It sux and I hate it.
The word retard dates as far back as 1426. It stems from the Latin verb, retardare, meaning to hinder or make slow. Retard was not used to refer to mentally disabled people until 1985.