The Start Screen made a few critical improvements to the Start Menu, it just had the misfortune of being bundled with Metro.
Namely, it eliminated a few problems caused by third-party developers cluttering up the Start Menu with extraneous folders and shortcuts (no more nested folders). Now you can have a better organized Start Screen but still have access to all those extra shortcuts if you need them.
Bringing these enhancements back to the desktop would certainly be welcome, at least by me. Also, IIRC Tiles support was already announced for the Windows 9 Start Menu. So, like Android widgets or the already-existing desktop Gadgets... could be useful. I probably won't use them, though, except maybe for the weather.
4 needs to be "start a class-action suit against the ACTUAL fraudsters". IIRC there was a story floating around the internet about such a lawsuit recently and the backers won.
Of course, this is because the kickstarter was a scam. If the actual product isn't delivered but the company was acting in good faith, you have no case. You're not guaranteed to get anything out of a kickstarter; it's an investment, and some investments fail.
The problem I have for Windows 8 is that the keyboard DOES pop up when hitting a textbox... when I have a hardware keyboard attached.
That said, I am developing a touch-friendly web app, so as a cube farm drone, touch is very useful for me.
Congratulations, you've figured out Chrome OS!
Works for me with that version.
Make sure if you're using blocking extensions (Noscript, etc) that they are allowing frames and JS from gstatic.com and google.com.
Also make sure WebGL is working (I dunno if it uses it or not but it looks 3D) in chrome://gpu/).
Bad guys can already do this right now, and the url still shows the bank's domain, so non-technically inclined users are no less protected.
Technically inclined users probably never navigated to the url in the first place.
Your specific example is a flaw in the specific website, and there is little Chrome can do when a website is coded in a insecure way that persists across all browsers (and web standards).