You can now select what banner you want to use by hovering to the left/right of the banner to select the next/previous one.
Also, regarding the search redirecting to google:
A lot of people seem to be suggesting that the filters have gone or something. This...is not the case? The search never used filters by default, if you go to the browse page and click the search icon at the top, it'll bring down the filters.
The reason text search goes to google is because filtering on search results makes no sense almost all the time. If you're searching by text, you know the name of the story. If filters help you find it, sure, great, but the whole point of searching by name is find a specific story and google does a much MUCH better job of that than we can hope to provide right now.
WE 90s NOW.