Of course they didn't need that for Win98 because people learned from Win95 and the message in the first place. With this change there is no cue for the use. Just a vacuum.
Of course you didn't. You knew how everything worked, just as you knew now that explorer was still there and that you could easily launch it or pin it to the start menu or task bar yourself. You just chose to pretend that you were terribly confused by this change so that you could post another thread on C9 in another attempt at validation.
Granny doesn't know how it works. What about her? Are you trying to say my Granny is stupid?!?!?!?