Well it was bound to happen!
Stardock have created an application that inserts a Window’s start button into the Windows 8 task bar. Engadget are reporting Stardock have sold ‘tens of thousands’ of copies of the app. So congratulations to Stardock The app is only $5 (a very sensible price!) so if you are missing the start button I suggest you go and grab a copy.
For more information visit Stardock’s official Start8 page.