My team has a very large backlog, but it is broken up by a few releases per year, so we are associating each story/defect with a release. However there are several features of the "main" backlog that we cannot use in this method.
- A a view where the rank of the PBI is visible (as a number)
- The ability to quickly adjust rank (in the backlog view there is a shortcut button to allow move to top/bottom/specific rank
- inline edit in backlog view