But this "Woe is me, things have changed!" crap is getting old. It's been four months since release, if you're having THAT much difficulty, then perhaps computers are not for you.
Excuse me for being alive still! This is one of the main reasons people like you just don't get it.
I've been working on and using computers long before you were probably born. So I don't like an OS you now say that I shouldn't use a computer.
One of these days when you grow up, maybe then you'll understand that not everybody fits into what you think is right.
If I was to actually say what I think of your attitude, I would get banned.
I am more than a little tired of this attitude that we must go with the flow, even if we don't like it. No one has told you to not use 8, but the people who would like to have a choice are told we have no idea what we are on about.
And just to point out to you, it's not the lack of a start menu that stops me from using Win 8. It's the fact it looks like the remnants of an abortion on my desktop. That's my opinion and no excuses you can come up will change that.
That's coming from someone who has used more OS's than I care to think about.