Start menu more usfull then people think.. and not alot people like metro ui bs they pushed that belongs on tablet/phone. if start menu was not "need" or "wanted" Ms would of took so much flak from it to begin with. People that dont care or people that liked were way less vocal about this then the people that where pissed about start menu being gone. It better business to please the majority over the minority, which MS learn the hard way when they first announce xbox one. they back tracked, they tried it with win 8 too and in the end they back tracked again.