I know you don't speak for Microsoft but it's this sort of attitude that just keeps people that disagree responding again and again. Instead of adding more coals to the fire why not say "we've discussed the start menu to death. Let's move on."
To me they are equivilent statements. I do not have a favourable or a unfavourable opinion of the Win8 start menu. I don't care. The point is that it's gone. I can't do anything about it for you, you complaining doesn't do anything about it for you, and discussing it here on C9 clearly isn't doing anything about it for you.
That's what I mean when I say "the start menu is gone, get over it".