I don't think anyone should be too depressed with poor results. This test depends on quite a few criteria. Unless rules are drawn up, comparison is menaingless. It depends how well you have hacked your Msconfig "startup" tab or the DLL's being loaded. On mine, for example, I have sorted the former but, so far, done nothing with the latter, although there are a few there that I do not use.
There is also a question of different computers, different hard disk speeds and, of course, where on the hard disk you have installed 7. If it is the only OS installed, then it will be on the closest portion to the head (the outside), if a dual boot then it may be on the inside, when installed second, and therefore slower.
This is overcome, to the most extent, with modern HD's. In an earlier post, I complained about a huge difference in the HD speed index, from 6801 to 6956. My htoughts then turned to the above comment so I reformatted and installed 7 as the only OS on my (three year old) HD. The index improved back to normal.