Sources: MyDigitalLife Forums, via Neowin
quote: One major change is the lack of a folder-based system for accessing apps in the start menu.
quote: I just want organization in my Start Menu. These random customizable stupid tiles are annoying and only appeal to tablet non-power users. In fact, I find it a little disorienting on win8 phones because of a bunch of tiles of varying sizes fitting on my screen.
quote: One major change is the lack of a folder-based system for accessing apps in the start menu. This may irk some power users, however, it seems that typically users own use one key executable per major app anyways, and generally giving them that executable faster is probably the most efficient option.
quote: I do NOT want a list of all the program entries on my system given to me in a huge flat list!!
quote: Unlike Android on Windows you can make each app launcher/shortcut different sizes according to how much space you need it to take and if you want it to give you real time information right there on the home screen.
quote: As for apps infinitely scrolling Windows has something cool called a jump list. This is used all over the OS and allows you to "jump" quickly to the area you want. For example in the app selection list the jump list is the alphabet. Click on a letter of the alphabet to "jump" to that section of the app list and see the app you want without scrolling
quote: I really just cannot understand how people can claim to like, or even prefer, the Windows Phone UI.
quote: Windows Phone's UI design is a radical departure, and that's great. But sorry, it's not an "opinion" to suggest a desktop folder/based UI is more efficient and organized than an infinitely scrolling UI with things placed on it randomly.
quote: I cannot fathom how the software giant who brought the UI graphical interface to everyone, can now have the worst PC and mobile interface on the market!
quote: In 1973, Xerox PARC developed the Alto personal computer. It had a bitmapped screen, and was the first computer to demonstrate the desktop metaphor and graphical user interface (GUI).
quote: So now MS thinks it's a better idea to just puke 19 items directly into the All Programs list, instead of having one Microsoft Office folder?