1. Virtual Desktops are great
2. They didn't break anything super important
3. They did a good job of hiding Internet Explorer. I'm reasonably certain that people who aren't trying to launch it won't ever launch it.
4. I can hit the windows button and search my list of apps again.
5. And yea, there's a start button.
I don't think I'm really picky when it comes to leveraging my decades of windows experience. Just don't surprise me. Things like Virtual Desktops are a surprise but it's a nice surprise. Things like taking my start button away is definitely a surprise. A walk out of the movie, through the book across the room, turn the computer off and send it back kind of surprise.
Thanks for fixing that MS.