said by digitalfutur:
They won't "fix" it because the desktop as it is today is eventually going to disappear. The vast majority of PC users don't use the Start Menu, they use desktop icons or favorites in the browser.
So when the desktop disappears, apps will be started from a launcher or using icons. All the functionality of the Start Menu can built into those replacements.
The reason for all of this is that market share and margins on desktops are declining in favor of mobile devices, including desktop replacements like the Windows Surface Pro.
Tell that to developers and designers who need a PRECISION pointer to do their job. Did you try actually WORKING on a touch-screen BS "device" that "will take over the future"?
Touch screen is for "dicking around", not for work, unless you are a manager who like to feel "cool" while doing nothing productive, for example forcing OS into Metro interface.