>> A couple things I wish they would have carried over from EM:
>> OBJECT SEARCH
The only replacement I have found equivalent to the Object Search in EM is by using the filters in the Object Explorer window; however, this is fairly anemic compared with the original object search. I have not found a way to extend the properties in the Filter Settings, as you only can filter on Name, Schema, or Creation Date. The dialog does not appear very extensible, as the property settings are bundled into the ObjectExplorer.dll, so this would be another request to dear Microsoft. It would be nice to filter on date modified to see your recent changes, etc.
Also, while we're still griping a little, I do miss QA's ability to start the server when connecting to a new database. Not a production thing, just more of a development issue because I maintain so many different copies of SQL Servers on my machine, that I do not start them all by default. I find myself jumping back to SQL2K Service Manager to start the database engines, which at least it can crank up 2005 db's.