Thanks for responding to my snarky email about the Control Panel icons. For some reason if you go to the Control Panel via the link in Explorer's Navigation Pane (with "Show all folders" enabled) you still get hit with the Category View every time. It turns out, however, that this is the same behavior that was present in Windows 7 so I was wrong about that.
I'll still argue that the fastest, most efficient way to get to a Control Panel applet was to press the Windows key and then type the first few letters of the item that you're looking for (Indexing Options in this case). I just gave up and installed StartMenu8 to get this functionality back.
Re: Saving space on an SSD - How about disabling hibernation? If you have an SSD why waste your limited write cycles flushing gigabytes of RAM to your drive when you can cold boot in a few seconds anyway? Open an elevated command prompt and type
powercfg.exe -h off
and Windows will immediately delete hiberfil.sys which is probably taking up a few gigs of space.