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.
So when there was no longer a bouncing arrow next to the start menu that went "PRESS START TO BEGIN" in Windows 98, did you ignite into a similar fit of rage?
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.