first and foremost, there is no start button... that will leave many users stumped... which will mean millions of cumulated wasted hours around the world with people merely figuring out how to open up the program they are supposed to be productive with
Agreed. I think there should be a visible start button in desktop mode for users on a desktop who will be using a mouse. Enterprises may just install one when they roll it out. That's what we're seriously looking at doing... disabling hot corners and adding a button to the task bar to open the start menu.
Millions of cumulated hours of lost productivity averted.
Hardly seems worth getting into a lather over, really.
"snappier" is just marketing bullshit for "we can't say its faster because that would be misrepresentation because we can't actually prove it, so we'll just use something that sounds similar but that we can't get into legal hot water over"
Fine. The UI is faster. I originally said snappier because that more accurately describes the experience, but I'll play your silly little word games if you insist.