The other side of the coin is that in Windows, everything is organised by developer name.
Microsoft, Symantec, godknowzwhatevercompany, etc.
In Most Linux distros we have Office, Word processor, Internet, etc. Which IMHO, makes it far easier to find what you need.
Trouble is, most Windows users will look for "Microsoft Word" because they have been taught to do that.
No matter how you change Linux distros, they will never be the same as Windows, for good reason.
New computer users find no problems with Gnome or KDE, because they have not been handicapped by being previously taught Windows as the only OS.
The latest version of windows (7) seems hell bent on removing flexibility and functionality from the GUI.
The new locked down menu system rapidly becomes a pain to use, if you have more than a handful of applications for example, and is worse than useless on a netbook screen. While the libraries idea is good, it is poorly implemented, and the network browsing still retains some of the visual bugs from XP.
At least in most Linux window managers or DEs, you can customise them to suit your own tastes and requirements.
The sig between the asterisks is so cool that only REALLY COOL people can even see it!