I answered the poll as hate but in reality I'm neutral on the Start screen but hate Metro apps. I've yet to find a single Metro app that I have installed from the store that hasn't been uninstalled after a short test. All Metro apps seem way too simplistic and void of features that would make them useful. I say I'm neutral on the Start screen because I simply don't use it, I work from the desktop. On my Win 8 machines, I boot to the Start screen, hit the desktop tile and never come back. On my Win 8.1 machines, I boot directly to the desktop and stay there. I didn't use the Start button in Win 7 so I haven't missed it in Win 8 and have no use for it in 8.1.