8 Changes in Windows 8 That Will Drive You Nuts
Metro is the Start menu, the Start menu is Metro... so of course we no longer need the simple pop-up start menu we've been using since Windows 95.
I'll be honest, I've been using Windows 8 a lot since the developer preview was released. I applaud Microsoft for taking a stance and really pushing their vision for the future of Windows, and I do (kind of) understand why the simple start menu in the desktop had to go.
Frankly, I've somewhat gotten used to the Start menu's absence. The Metro Start Screen and Charms handle most of the functionality it used to provide. My issue with it is that when I'm working in the desktop, using it is a little... distracting. The fact of the matter is that the Start screen is an immersive, overwhelming screen with moving tiles flashing stuff at you.
Sometimes I want to search for a doc or image while still focusing on the report I'm working on or article I'm writing. In Windows 8, pressing Start forces you to pay attention to it and not my work, and that bugs me.