Ideas for a revamped Explore/Observations Search Page

Since Location is useful to the USA
I would like a setting to toggle Filter by Place as my default
instead of Location, which I don’t / can’t use for ‘Cape Town’ - all obs become Marine.
That top and centre real estate should be the functional click, not via filters, scroll down, place …
Relieved to see that the Location / Place confusion is not an issue limited to me.