Yes... it's all about ME now. I don't think you actually have concern over me and my supposed "anger." I think you just want to sell Win 8 and make it look less laughable.
And it is quite clear that the claimed "telemetry" that the "Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program" received showing that people weren't using the start button was horse puckey, based on the bashing they have received from all directions.
I have been installing MS products since before DOS 5, and I don't know of a single person who recommends to clients that they join the Customer Experience Improvement (ahem - spy on you) Program. So if they really did get this telemetry, perhaps it was from a "special" class of users. The kind who didn't know any better than to say no.
I want what I want because it's what I want for my own reasons. They question of "why" should not enter into the minds of the people who want my money. Every Windows 8 computer that is under my control has Classic Shell installed. And over 2000 people per day download it from SourceForge, which isn't even the primary source.
I have no interest in selling Win 8 to you, only to allow others on this forum to see an opinion based on facts that is not like yours.
"that they join the Customer Experience Improvement (ahem - spy on you) Program"
That's very telling. Yea, MS is spying on you! LOL Have you ever investigated the data they send? I have and it's non specific to your personal data. Here's a link that describes it.
"I want what I want because it's what I want for my own reasons. They question of "why" should not enter into the minds of the people who want my money."
So MS should bow down to 1 user (and likely 1% of users) and keep support of something just because they want it. Yea, that's a great business model.