You're on the loosing side of an argument on that one. No offense, but what do you think is going to happen as time rolls on? Technology is changing too much to "leave Windows alone". Even on the desktop, you're fighting an uphill battle on that.'
The habits you have now, will no longer apply in 10, 20, 30 years from now on, just like your habits from 10, 20, 30 years ago no longer apply.
Really? How did I shut down 10+ years ago? Start - Shut Down. How do I launch a program? Start - All Programs - Folder - Program.
These are habits of mine that has existed since Windows 95. And with Start8, these habits are still useful.
Are you really suggesting more mouse travel = a better solution?
When you right click an item that menu is RIGHT THERE. Where ever your mouse was, that is where the Right Click menu shows up. Minimal mouse travel.
More mouse travel = a slower process. It does not matter if you mouse is VERY FAST, it is still slower moving 100s of pixels vs 10s of pixels.
You are suggesting people go to control panel and play with their mouse settings every time they want to do something? No thank you.