It's over... after I dunno, 15 years or so, I got my first windows skinner. Last one I bought was Digital Research's GEM. But I'm seriously sick of M$ new age User Interface designers. Guys who make phone interfaces for desktop users is pretty messed up. So right now I've got the W-7 user start screen. I might try one of the others, but now just having the power button default to "sleep" without a second sub menu is a serious sigh of relief!
Seriously, ever since Win 8, anything that took 1 or 2 clicks now takes 2 or 3 clicks. Multiply that times 20 or 30 per day times 30 per month and those clicks add up!
About the only thing I need on a start menu, is app "search" for the apps I don't use often, "control panel", or now as it is "settings" and the "devices" stuff. I don't miss live tiles.
Some things are not as good. With Win-10 start menu you can easily uninstall with a right click. Given all the bloat wear M$ adds to Windows these days, that's really handy. But as I chuck all that garbage I doubt I'll need it and you can open the old menu pretty easy to do just that.
It's not a full solution, I'd do more but it's a... Start... pardon the pun! ^_^