Originally Posted by The Von Matrices
The start menu was good in 1995 when you had at most a dozen programs installed on your PC. Now, with my computer having over 100 programs installed, a tree menu like the classic start menu becomes a mess. The future of computer navigation is search because there is so much data that navigating these complex trees, even ones such as folder structures, becomes a nightmare.
The start menu in a folder-like structure is excellent if you take care of it
and sort your shit properly; take a look at Gnome 2/XFCE/LXDE/KDE's menu for excellent examples of well-taken-care-of-menus.
And secondly, if search is the future take me back to the CLI, it was much better at searching than any search bar shit ever was or ever will be.