Is there any Start Menu (that I can use along with Gnome 3) that looks like traditional Windows Start Menu? If so, It's also possible to see all open applications on the "Taskbar"?
Microsoft plans to revive the Start menu in a future version of Windows, most likely Windows 9, aka Threshold. With the Start screen taking over as the landing page and launch pad in Windows 8, does the Start menu still serve a purpose? Yes, it does, at least in my humble opinion.