The lack of a start button is a small thing....but at the same time it really isn't. Since I got my 1st PC back in 1994, there has been a start button in the bottom left of Windows that brings up the start menu. No more, but to me that seems reflect that this version of Windows is something different. I'm hoping it is not Vista different, I'd prefer good different :-). So now that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out and it is getting lots of close looks, what do people see; is it a serious advance from the current status quo?