Current Windows 10 Start Menu >>>>>>>>> Windows 7 by far. Don't look to Windows 7, feels prehistorical in comparison.If there's a way to f it up, leave it to Microsoft. If they want to "fix it", then look to the past and Windows 7. A few mods to the Win7 start menu and you have a winner!
Open-Shell= = Classic Start Menu = =
Get your WIN7 Aero back. I "had to" install it on my mother's computer. She told me to get rid of those, "God-awful tile things!" So I did.
It stopped being developed in 2017, but it still works flawlessly (for me).
Classic Shell v4.3.1