This. They really don't need to go to either extreme, just allow people the ability to choose what they want. The should have realised that people were going to kick up a fuss about the start button after seeing the outcry when they removed the start menu.
Just in case somebody from Microsoft is reading this, please take note. People want CHOICE.
But this thread isn't about that. The OP asked a question, and it appears to be a "no" for now.