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I find it amusing that people are still complaining about the start screen. tongue.gif

I don't know anyone who used the old start menu for anything besides pinning programs and search, both of which the start screen does perfectly fine
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They really, really missed the point this one. The actual start button is probably the least relevant criticism of metro, since most power users would be using the keyboard shortcut anyway.

Actually, I'd prefer the start menu without the start button, if that would be possible.
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I don't know anyone who used the old start menu for anything besides pinning programs and search, both of which the start screen does perfectly fine
That was actually one of the deal breakers for me, because the way W8 partitioned its search results between programs, documents, and control panel items felt like a regression. Instead of just being able to type in 2 or 3 letters and hitting enter (usually without even having to look at the results), if I wanted something other than a program I'd have to:
1. type in letters
2. hit tab to go into the "apps/documents/settings" list
3. move with up/down arrows, then select a category with space
4. shift-tab back into the new search results, and then hit enter on item I want.

Or at least that's how it was in the Enterprise preview. In three weeks I never figured out how to condense all search results into one category, or even if it was possible to do that. However I'm keeping an eye on the 8.1 updates to see if anything's changed, because there were a lot of things W8 did that I thought were really smart, and I'd use if only launching things were as easy as in W7.
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what start menu? do we still need it ?

No we don't, people are just so narrow minded that they freak the **** out if anything looks different then before. rolleyes.gif
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