I used the Menu and Search buttons on my Droid RAZR MAXX all the time, but since upgrading to the Moto X I'm noticing that the menu button, if there is one, is not in the same place all the time, doesn't always look the same, and does different things. It's like an iPhone now with its whatever-wherever buttons in apps. It didn't confuse me on my RAZR even if it didn't do anything, because I understood it just doesn't do anything (no need for it) in that context, which was actually rare. Removing the static Menu button on the phone is the equivalent of Microsoft removing the right-click mouse button functionality in Windows (which just opens a menu), or making it a button you have to click in each app. Does Google think that's too complicated for users too? It's just dumbing down the interface. I used the Search button all the time, and it didn't confuse me when it did a contextual (app) search or a global search; I realized when it was doing an app search because it looked like the app interface, and when it was doing a global search because it looked like the global search interface. Is this really too difficult for people to understand?