I think it would be nice if, when you search for an item/monster, the one with the exact name you searched for were first in the list. For instance, right now, when searching for Shield, lots of shields are before Shield [ 0 ]. Worst case, what you precisely searched for might end up not even being on the first page of the search results.
So essentially, if I search for "Shield", the results would be as follows:
1. Shield [ 0 ] (spaces because the forum makes a list out of a zero between brackets)
2. Shield 
3. All other shields in alphabetical order.