Microsoft will release a new update this spring which is supposed to bring back our much-missed Start Menu. Finally, Microsoft listens to users, their original move to go for a revolution instead of evolution has hampered their adoption rate of Windows 8 therefore revenues. I appreciate the place where they're at, no longer king of the mountain, and that should force them to innovate.
Alternately, I've been using Pokki as a replacement. Does the job for now. Looking forward to the spring update. Curious to see what's going to happen with the new CEO as well.