Re: Don't blame users for the UI
Tried that and nothing appears on the taskbar. Right drag'n'drop doesn't work either. One of the first things I tried to do when w7 first arrived. The dialog box that pops up says "pin to Explorer" rather than "pin to Taskbar".
r-click on desktop > new > shortcut > location of item explorer d:\ > name for this shortcut D > finish > drag to taskbar
doesn't give pin to taskbar?
If so, I guess you're right about the moon! This also works in 8.x and 10. I wish I could think how to replicate your experience!