Not sure I understand this reasoning, as the Start Button is still there. In fact, there's three now on Windows 8, two of them being on screen.
What they should have said was that the Start Menu of old was ready to evolve, and fit to today's PCs. The Start Screen is a lovely addition to Windows 8, and I can't wait to see it's potential unleashed in the next few years.
Just stop it, really.
Stop what? There's no denying the old paradigm wasn't sustainable. PCs are moving on from being mouse-only point and click machines, to smaller, mobile, and more interactive and dynamic machines. Had Microsoft kept the desktop paradigm in Windows 8, they would be in trouble by the time Windows 9 rolls around.
Edited by Frylock86, 01 July 2012 - 12:10 AM.