People coming from other linux distributions and even Windows may find it very odd that when you type a character in the filemanager to search for a file, it actually starts searching recursively instead of highlighting the file directly. There was a big opposition to this when Gnome decided to remove the typeahead functionality and make search as the only option.
I think this should not be the case with Zorin. The type-to-seek functionality is very useful and faster than Gnome's default search functionality.
Currently, there's this repository https://launchpad.net/~lubomir-brindza/+archive/ubuntu/nautilus-typeahead which contains the nautilus with latest patches but also the type-to-seek functionality. The best thing is, you can always choose to search the files the new Gnome way as well. It would be a fantastic addition to ZorinOS if the team decides to implement this.