New Apps are not Auto-Pinned to Start in 8.1 - Step Backwards?
I don't download a lot of modern apps, but when I do it's generally something I want pinned to my Start screen. While this happened automatically in 8.0, 8.1 requires the additional steps of sorting though all apps, selecting, and pinning from the app bar. I can imagine those who like to carefully curate their Start screen might view this as a beneficial change, but for me it's a minor annoyance.
As a Product Manager for a few apps, this is troubling as well. Developers go to great lengths to drive app discovery and usage, and now even if they win the download battle, they've lost the Start screen war.
Perhaps this could be considered as an addition to Store settings for a future release.