I don't use the start button or the start menu on my Work laptop, which is still running Windows 7. I use the windows button on my keyboard and start typing what I want to launch, just like I do on my personal Windows 8 machines. Much faster then navigating the ridiculous start menu on my company laptop. I like the direction Microsoft is headed with hiding the unnecessary clutter from my screen. All change to the UI have had a similar reaction of those that do not want anything to change and for those Windows leaves many opening for third party software to fill that need.