Bumping an important issue, easy to fix, ammounting to great user happiness!
This is a request for the enhancement of WordPress.org's own plugin search results page.
For us new WordPress users, when trying to find a new plugin, it'd be nice to be able to search your website and sort those results by rating and downloads.
For example, searching for 'excerpt' shows these results:
There are several, and I'd like to sort these results by the highest rated ones first... then if I still can't find one I like, I'd like to change the sorting to show them by downloads.
It's a pain to page through multiple pages of results to find the best-rated, most-downloaded plugin in my results on the last page.