Recently made the switch to Windows 8.1 and thanks to Classic Shell
I have my familiar start menu.
Decided to start off with a simple & minimalistic style while I explore the customization options out there.
Rainmeter skin is created by me based on my Ques UCCW skin
. It features a battery circle, recycle bin (with count), weather, and gmail counter.
I'm still testing it a bit, but if you're interested in checking it out you can download it here