You could increase the size of the start menu from the default size if you wanted. That may help a little. Right click on the taskbar and go to properties, then here..and just raise the number to a higher one like I have here to 30.
You could also add the desktop toolbar to your taskbar, that will give you a tree view of everything sort of like XP.
Just a couple ideas, may be easier ways, if someone knows, I'm sure they'll come along and post.