The new store is a major improvement over the old one. Yes, the search function is less than ideal, but at least it's easy to find now. It wasn't previously.
If you don't want to use the PSN store thru the PS3, use the one on the web @ PSN web store. Then go to account, under the PSN section of the XMB, and somewhere you'll find "transaction history" where you may download your newly purchased items.
Like it's been posted before (should be once on each page ), use the online store.
It's based on the new one, but it works like "Old Blue". Add-ons aren't listed by game, but they can be filtered for past 7/30 days.
One thing I hate, is how difficult it is to find some types of games.
My wife and I are big fans of trivia games, gameshow based games, and card games. There used to be sections for card/board games, and for game shows. Now, there is not even a genre for any of that, and it is extremely tough to find anything, even when you're specifically looking for something you know is on there.
Plus there are some glaring missing filters. You can have it filter for online games, single player games, and multiplayer online games, but not for multiplayer games that aren't online multiplayer. What about the games that offer mutliplayer without each player being on their own seperate system?
Also, I never had the old store crash, but I've had the new one crash, and make my PS3 reboot. Not cool.
i've been a great customer of sony for many years, but the playstation store is steaming pile of dung . many of my friends have x-box , and love it . they have tried to get me to switch for years , but i have resisted . all of my gear is sony , xbr5, blue ray,tons of games p.s. 1,2,and 3 . but the system is getting harder to use , and if you need help it's endless searching and dead ends . i'm telling you they haven't been the same , after that hacker thing a couple of years ago . it was like you had a crazy aunt that got molested ,but nobody said anything ,and still invited her to all the parties ... sony better get it together . the koreans ,and microsoft are comein ,and don't get me started on the chinese . top of the line goods are going to come steaming from china . soon . and sony will be a drunken prom date . HEY SONY GET IT TOGETHER .... luckyduck411...out ..