Of course you can also still just press Win+E, like you have been able to since forever. That is, if you were actually interested in launching file manager rather than finding something to manufacture outrage over.
Hilarious. The arguments to defend all these decisions is like poking the eyes out of people and then telling them to get used to it by getting a braille reader and a guide dog. And then going on about how great dogs are and that braille readers improve your touch senses.