All this whining about Windows 8 seems quite silly to me. Before posting, I read through 2 pages just to see the types of things people complain about.
"The problem is that if you had a lot of applications installed then the hierarchical nature of the start menu meant you could find what you wanted without having to hunt as long as you could remember what sub-group it was in. With the start screen you lose that and are left with essentially what I saw many poor users have, a desktop, now start screen, that has so much stuff it you can't find anything. "
This is a ridiculous complaint. All you have to do is start typing for the thing you want on the start screen and it instantly appears front and center. It is in fact FASTER than having to click the start button (or hit the Windows Key, whatever your flavor) and then either 1.) hunt and peck for programs or 2.) attempt to type them in. If you've ever supported a slow desktop that runs vista/7, you'll know that waiting for that search option can be terrible.
"But in truth, the lack of the start menu doesn't piss me off as much as the lack of customization options for Metro and the new start menu. I can't even figure out how to change a fricken Icon, it insists on using the generic white window main metro screen. "
You have got to be kidding me. Did you not go into the settings or options at all? You can customize the color, size, and position of all the live tiles on the Start Screen. RTFM.
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