So I wanted to see if anyone else has problems with JQL being the only way to filter and sort?
I find it insane that it's the only option.
Typically it takes me about 20mins to google and then write JQL, but to be honest I just don't really bother - randomly scan-read tickets and picking them up.
Basic filter and sorting should be so easy to implement; A 'Filter' button at the top of the page, a side menu floats in, some checkboxes and selects = assigned to me, sort by priority, unassigned, with label blah
It's neither complicated nor revolutionary; it's just standard. Obviously, JQL is clever and powerful, but it's not for everyone.
Try watching teams in the real world. I bet you'll see more people bumbling through Jira than you expect!