Re: I'm sure it was his own idea....
"Placing them in the Startup folder in the Start Menu folder, does nothing"
I think it silently blocks any app that would give a UAC prompt - so SpeedFan won't run but Thunderbird does. But I agree it's incompetently done. More annoying is the number of context menus (send to/open with/viewers) that no longer work. That is a PIA. Drag'n'drop seems flaky as well.
A couple of my daily annoyances:
I like file explorer views to show what's in the folder NOW, not what was in it when it first opened
I'd like refresh in a folder pane to work. I'd like it to always work in the file pane as well.
I'd like explorer to stop holding files I'm deleting open, blocking the deletion!
stop closing the fscking explorer window if I disconnect a USB mounted phone
If desktop can XP theme window decoration in compatibility mode, has fine grained colour customisation in high contrast mode, fine grained UI control out of HC mode - WTF can't I use all those features all the time?