Hrm, no tooltip when hovering over the date area (essential for checking up the date), and no connection animation (always useful to see if something is hoarding all the bandwidth for itself).
Even though I rarely use the start menu because of FARR, the Vista style start menu is a pretty big improvement over the classic. Of course MS could've kept the classic menu for the people who refuse to change, but whatever.
How so? The only good thing it has going for it is that maybe people will be more accustomed to use the new Search box, in an effort to avoid the POS that is the new Start menu. Or am I missing something?