Switching back to folder view[Click image to see full-size]
If the new Navigation pane is too radical a change, you can switch it back so it's closer to an old-school folder tree. Right-click any empty space in the pane and then click Show All Folders on the shortcut menu, as shown on the left here. That immediately changes the pane so it looks like the one on the right. Click the arrow to the left of the Favorites node to collapse it and use folders exclusively.
This gallery is a companion piece for my in-depth review of Windows 7 based on the final release candidate. Be sure to read "What to expect from Windows 7" to get the full story.