I enjoy and agree that "pinning" seems to be better than the quick launch, nevertheless the problem for me was that you can't pin a specific folder. I mean, you can, but it assigned under "explorer" which basically kills part of the easiness of the access you want with either pinning or Quick Launch. That's why I restored my "Quick Launch" and am using only with my most accessed folders. Software are pinned.
And thanks for the tutorial. I've used a lot the Vista forums (still use sometimes) and now decided to register. Great forum.