Is it possible to have Windows 7 open sub-folders in a tree fashion?
Under Win7, I have the programs that I use many-times-per-day pinned to the task bar, the programs that I use few-times-per-week pinned to the start menu (left side) and everything else, which is used rarely-if-ever in said folder hierarchy, sorted logically, not by program name.
Yes, I see the point that you could edit the shortcuts in the menu so that it had subfolders. Though I do wonder how many people actually do this (I mean don't get me wrong, even if it's a niche feature, it's fair enough to criticise - but the "They took away the start menu" noise about Windows 8 is very mainstream, yet I can't imagine your average user is there editing shortcuts and making their own menus...)
I agree it's a shame the Windows 8 start screen doesn't allow creation of subfolders, I miss that in Android too (versus Symbian, or even earlier "feature" phone platforms) (although you can at least in Android group together icons and have one level of subfolder). I think it would be good if this was added as a feature (even if it's only one sub-level, as in Android) - and hopefully such a method would be much easier than the method of editing/moving shortcuts in the start menu.