Spotlight, at least for launching applications has become part of my muscle memory, but MDS just will not play nice, not matter what I try. I've tried rebuilding the index. I've tried just about every combination of adding files to the privacy list(though a command line
du shows MDS still reads them). The only way to get MDS to stop pinning my CPU to the max, is to drag my entire user folder into the privacy list, but that seems to mess up even using Spotlight for Applications(some work, others don't).
Does anyone else who's had troubles with MDS have any tricks to get even basic Spotlight functionality to work, without MDS pinning the CPU? Is there a way to limit a particular program to say max 20% of CPU usage?