Why is it when I do a search, they are not listed by most recent? I often have to go through several pages to get some recent posts. Almost makes it not worth it and just do a new post.
If you search on a particular board, the default is a listing by "newest first". If you search in the search box at the top left, the default is by relevance. You can change that order by clicking on "Show options", and then choosing "newest first" in the drop down menu next to "sorted by".
This link has some other search tips that may help you: