I hate Win8. It forces every Win7 and before user who is familiar with Start Button, hierarchic folder/application subpopups and so on to get common to a as it seems smartphone adapted look and feel, even if he or she doesn't even own a smartphone or comparable device. It throws back every Windows user to a level of Windows 3.0/3.1, where you started an application by choosing first a folder (e.g. App-Space), and from there an application which best matches best your affordances. Modern operating systems should develop further the hierarchic nature of the start menu and its 'sub links', where you still had the 'whole' in view but 'the special', and reorder it better and better to the affordances of the user. That's my opinion!