Start is back!
- A Start Menu that is identical to Windows 7
- Auto-boot to desktop
- Disable hot corners
- Incredibly low resource usage (runs zero extra processes)
StartIsBack is in active development (latest update 2013-01-12) and costs $3 for a 2 PC license.
My personal opinion is that whilst the Start Screen in Windows 8 takes some getting use to, the end result is an app launcher that's better than the Windows 7 Start Menu. However if you don’t agree, and you miss the old Start Menu, StartIsBack is definitely a tool you should look at.