I'd be great if there was an option (or the search was improved by default) to let alfred ignore spaces when searching. i.e. currently, if I have a file called "new phone" and type "newph" into alfred, it gives 0 results and just shows the fallback options. I'd prefer to be able to type "newph" and have "new phone.txt" pop up. Quicksilver doesn't have this issue, and it's one of the main reasons I'm on the fence about alfred.
For whatever reason, Alfred doesn't seem to find Shady (http://instinctivecode.com/shady/). I have it located in /Applications, it does show up in spotlight, and I've done "reload" on alfred. Other applications in the folder are found easily.