So far, MS has removed the "Clasic Start Menu" option in the Beta. The classic start menu option must be retained if you want to win over XP users (MS's currently biggest OS user base). In addition, this option is a time saver for support staff and techies. In many cases loosing this option will cause XP uses to seriously consider other operating systems or they will simply decide to NOT upgrade. The key word here is "option". Why remove one of the most popular option features of Windows?
Return the option for the "Classic Start Menu" to Win 7.