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bluepenguin, post: 130638 wrote:
I hear that 3rd party developers have already released a start button plugin for Win8.

But it’s no surprise and no reflection on the design or capabilities of Win 8. Software is littered with nods to the past to keep the existing user base that bit happier.

Change is a very frightening thing, particularly if you’re not overly familiar with what’s actually happening. Many computer users have learned to achieve a task by repetition, and not by understanding concepts. A change to a UI immediately removes the familiar and leaves them outside of their comfort zone.