I'm testing the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 and the start menu argument is not going to fly. Simply the new interface is very usable and frankly a better design in regards to the start menu and finding applications via the menu. Because I'm the IT source for an extended group of friends and family it's imperative that I'm familiar with current OS gui's and this is my reason for testing. I'm actually surprised that I like the new interface being such a diehard Linux Openbox fan. It's fast easy to maneuver and the learning curve should be quite small if Microsoft does it's due diligence informing the consumers. Windows 8 is far from trendy !