Hi Psychedelic and apologies for taking so long to reply. Just got back from a weekend away.
I did actually include that panel originally but the page looked a bit too busy for my liking so I thought it would be better to incorporate the functions into the 'rank by' option. For example, you can select to rank the results by most views - all of the results instead of the first 9 as was the case with the old panel. I haven't yet added the rank by recent updates option but it is in the pipeline.
Thanks very much for the feedback, I rally appreciate it! It's your site so if you spot anything else that could be improved or anything that frustrates you at all, be sure to let me know.