I gently weep as the masses argue that I should accept a fullscreen start menu.
I think people who like the start menu are on crack, personally. The search is so broken it's painful, you can't fit much on it, and it looks as ugly as sin. On the other hand Win8's start screen allows me to lay everything out how I want (or very close to), it looks much nicer, and has a search that actually works.
This obsession people have with the crappy old start menu leaves me baffled.