What do people want from the iOS homescreen?

I think we've all heard the "iOS home screen" is ancient/outdated rants by now, it's even in the latest Verge Mobile Podcast.

Personally, I don't understand what all the fuss is about.

What do people actually want from the iOS home screens? All I can think of is live apps and widgets, if they add both of those is it cool? Or is their something more people want?