I know I'm late to the party here, but this is essentially what happened: I saw people kept mentioning that ripgrep is fast, and in my mind I thought "It's just a tool for scanning a directory tree for matches, it may be faster if one benchmarks it, but just using find and grep is fast enough that the difference won't really be noticeable.".
I have a quirk where I don't like getting used to tools that aren't available on all platforms (or are native tools), because I don't want to become a crank who refuses to work on a computer before having spent half a day setting up Just The Right Terminal Colors(tm).
Anyway, it occurred to me that ripgrep would actually improve matters from that perspective since I don't have find and grep on Windows, but I do have rust/cargo on all platforms nowadays, so I gave it a try .. and holy heck; this thing really is fast.
Seriously, for anyone who has ripgrep on their "I'll try it later, maybe its fine", I really recommend you try it.