Ok, yes, it's better than 8, but that really doesn't say all that much.
A so called "start menu". Do you really this that all your customers are idiots...?? Because that is the impression I get, that you guys think we're idiots. We are not. We rejected metro for a reason. We want nothing to do with anything 'metro', and that includes the 'store' and any other 'metro apps'. Your attempt to fool us with this current start menu has, sadly for you, failed miserably.
Now, as for those 2 new buttons on the taskbar, search and tasks view...again, what's wrong with you guys...??? Hard coding nonsense like that achieves one thing and one thing only: it annoys us.
Yes, I have one more thing, at this early date. The feedback 'button'.
Well, it's not really a button, it's a metro app, which we reject. I get it though. Create the illusion that you're collecting feedback from the general public when in fact the only ones you are collecting info from are the fanboi's. But hey, didn't you guys listen to them almost exclusively in the run up to win8...??? Remind me again, how did that work out...???(and lets face it, the only ones who would ever agree to the insidious terms of the windows insider program would be your hard core fanbois, and certainly not the vast majorits who rejected 8, metro et al.)
Here's the bottom line. We are NOT fooled, we are NOT impressed.