This whole reinventing the wheel with the Start Menu starting from Windows 7 (when they removed the classic start menu entirely) has only generated negative feedback. It was so bad that this was one of the very few changes that Microsoft backpedaled even a little bit because of the bad user reviews. It really is the same as with Apple removing the headphone jack from their newer phones, trying to be "cool" and "edgy" and ending up just making an inferior product at the end.
The best thing for Microsoft to do would be to suck up, admit it was a stupid thing to do, and bring back both the newer XP/Vista-style menu as well as the older Win95 style classic one, exactly as they were. This would actually be a good change that most users would appreciate. But they, just like Apple, think they are smarter than their end users..
Not that I care, I'm currently on XP64 and I will never use NT6+ as my main OS, unless of course Microsoft dramatically changes their course and creates an OS that is more or less Server 2003 SP2 with some added functionality and updates, without the bloat or stupid UI changes of Windows Vista and higher. I am not optimistic about this, I lost my faith after a few years of Vista when they decided to take the policy of doubling down on changes that people criticize. Maybe the new CEO will change this, but I doubt it will be enough - the damage is already done. The Start Menu in Windows 95 pushed Windows into the mainstream and #1 OS spot. Messing with that Start Menu will lead to their own demise, which has already started. It's logical, but Microsoft can't see it, since they're too obsessed with imitating Apple. People who want Apple will buy Apple. Those people will never, ever in their life buy a product that merely imitates Apple's behavior. But they are alienating the rest of us in the process of achieving that unfeasible goal.