I think Microsoft has been listening to the complains/suggestions/feedback to Windows 8. In a leaked screenshot of Windows build 9788, it seems that Microsoft has brought back the similar Start Menu in Windows 7.
Currently, if you hit the Start Menu, it jumps straight to the Windows 8 tiles. In this leaked screenshot, it actually displays the apps like it used to in Windows 7 (but it still shows some tiles).
Not sure if this will be the final design but the new Start Menu seems a lot more useful for people who works from the Desktop mode.
Please make it permanently.