What bugs you about it? hit Winkey, start typing... = results. I can't see how it could be easier but i'm willing to hear how?
Because when you search it splits the search results into files, settings and apps.
I would prefer it if all results from my machine matching the search were returned like the old start menu did.
Things i really don't like on win8 (maybe there's a quick solution that i'm not aware of)
1. search - going to start, typing "windows upd" no results. I need to type "windows upd" and click on a diff catagory or "windows upd" and press down twice. stupid.
2. I installed office and i want to pin Word, Powerp etc' to my Taskbar. How can i pin something to the taskbar that is on the metro screen? I had to click on the app i wanted in the metro screen, find file location, and from there dragging it to the taskbar.
I also had a few stability issues. No BSODs but my system froze completely. I don't know exactly what's the cause , when i got home from work my screens won't wake up to a key stroke or mouse moment but i could hear the fans working.
When you right click on something (apart from metro apps) there should be an option to pin to taskbar shows up at the bottom (along with remove, uninstall etc)