Will Monterey 12.5 fix the memory leak in the Find feature in the Finder? That looks increasingly unlikely, and may influence your decision as to whether to upgrade.
Find Any File
If you’re not careful, you can end up watching the Finder steadily eating your Mac’s memory until it grinds to a halt. The bug explained with solutions.
EasyFind, Find Any File and HoudahSpot compared, and tested against a wide range of search targets. The results are surprising.