In all honesty, I don't see an issue with having to open an Explorer Window and going to documents vs clicking the start menu browsing up and selecting documents. Same amount of mouse clicks and probably same mouse movement. Nothing saved or gained. In fact, creating a couple taskbar icons to go straight to documents or whatever would be faster than the start menu by a factor of 2 as they'd be single click. As for a shortcut, really? Right click the folder and drag it to your desktop and choose create shortcut. 2 seconds of effort. Of course this is written by someone who'd go to run/calc to run the calculator for years before I broked down and created a shortcut Regardless though, there's zero savings of time or effort in that regard with or without the start button.