hi all

I am looking for some information on MS indexing service for a website search modul: the site will be mostly stored on SQL2000 - forums, news, events, press releases etc.- free text.
I am expecting a few hundreds users per day (not all of them will do a search of course)

Can anyone tell me of any good or bad experience with the Indexing service ? is it too slow? server resources eater?
Are there any other search methods I should think of?

Thanks in advance,