After years of kludging through PT's Workspace to spot effects I finally broke down and got Soundminer v4Pro. Whoa. Nellie. Fast searches, spotting as a region, the pitch slider, the VST rack, re-recording it all through Re-Wire... I shudder to think of all the time I've wasted before.
It seems intuitive enough, but I'm certain that there's clever little tips and shortcuts that would be beneficial to know. I was just poking around here I found that complex boolean searches are awesome, as well as the Same Folder button.
But what little metadata hacks have you found to speed up your workflow? How do you break down your databases to speed up searches? I know, I know... I still have to RTFM, but I thought I'd give the opportunity for you to be On-The-Spot Super-Geniuses.