I have to be honest, when I first heard about the new Seven Classic Start app, I had to laugh. I get that when new features are introduced to an application, or in this case an OS, not everyone is going to be happy with the change. But $25 seems to be a pretty hefty fee to pay just so you can remain stuck in the past, doesn’t it? Because, you see, that’s exactly how much it costs to re-implement the classic start menu from Windows XP on your new Windows 7 machine.
The Seven Classic Start menu app strips away all the fancy Aero goodness, the side column with links to frequently used user folders, the tucked away All Programs menu and the search box and replaces it with a simplified menu that looks like a dupe from the days of XP.
In the spirit of similar apps like RibbonCustomizer, an Office add-in that brought back the classic menu to your Office apps, the new Seven Classic Start menu will also appeal to those who fear change. But the rate of $25 seems an awfully high price to pay for such a simple program. If it was shareware or freeware I wouldn’t have thought twice about it, but at that rate, I’m curious: who on earth would use this?