You are entirely without understanding, in my opinion, when it comes to the Ubuntu DE. If you want Windows, then use Windows, simple as that. You really have no understanding of the availability of the GNome and other DE's that you can choose to use or basically, if I am not using Windows, I am not wanting it to look like Windows, either.
And way is that, because you preferred a windows type start menu or something? I am so glad I have never tied myself down to just one OS DE or interface and that is why I enjoy computers and OSes. Basically, you would have probably hated the Amiga OS and OS/2 as well, since it was different from Windows.
I like what I like and really don't give a dam who likes it or not. You use what you want to use and I'll do the same. Don't criticize someone else's choices just because you don't like them.