Though the now fired Steven Sinofsky battled for the removal of the Start Menu and won, Microsoft is the real big looser! The removal of the traditional Start Menu is the ONE thing that holds me and so many others back from buying into the new system. You tell us to pin our programs to the new splash screen, but without that Start Menu it’s damn difficult to find them.
The only option now is to install a free or purchased app from a non-Microsoft entity to make our computers work the way WE WANT. Why are you guys are so bull-headed to not even offer customers the OPTION of a Microsoft Start Menu. It speaks to a company so full of itself and out of touch with consumers that it has likely deserved the cool reception Windows 8 has garnered.
Give us our Start Menu back, please!