Yes, I did. It was no where near first page before activating packages. I saw it on the second page once though.
You’re right there are many gigs that don’t have packages activated yet but its just been a few days fiverr has allowed sellers in this category to activate packages. I believe, when enough people activated the packages they would be given preference over those who don’t.
If i was running a website like fiverr and introduce a new feature, i would give some benefit to those using that feature in order to increase the adaptability rate for that feature. Fiver could be doing same.