is now this close
to reaching a Picasa level of utility for me. On desktop, album titles now populate the search menu like in the mobile app, and the previously-absent Scrapbook Pictures album is now totally present. Hooray. You can even find the Profile Photos album via the search box, though it doesn't yet appear in the display of albums. Once we get a "Move to" option for photos, we'll be there. Thx +Bradley Horowitz
*Also, for the first couple months I was under the mistaken assumption that some previously-set album cover images were not recognized/respected by the new product. I was wrong; they were indeed recognized if they had been set in Picasa or G+, but in the case that the cover image in an album had simply been auto-set by default as a result of being the first image in the album, Photos changed it up via auto-choice by algorithm. Turns out way back I had simply made many of my desired cover images the first in their respective albums. Anyway, problem solved.