Thanks for your reply.
I'm not sure why you are saying I am treating Alfred as a purple Spotlight. How it is meant to be used is completely relative, I use the features that I like in the way I believe it's appropriate, according to my needs. Some of them I am happy with the default, some of them I rather customize. Not sure why this is an issue. That's why I'm here, asking for the community's help.
Regarding your suggestion of creating a workflow: sounds great and thanks for mentioning. However as I understand it it won't work properly because it won't search file names, only content. Is this correct? I just made a quick test and with the keyword "in" placed in the search box Alfred ignores file names.
Any more thoughts?