A lot of people are upgrading to Windows 8. The biggest problem for many people was that they took out the start menu, and instead they now have a screen that contains panels.
To me, that was unnecessary I don’t want to switch to a new screen when I want to efficiently get somewhere. The start menu had that functionality that I wanted. If it’s meant to be better and improved upon, they are going to need to think of a better way. This was not it and now people want the start menu back.