Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3239669/microsoft-windows/retro-start-menu-star-classic-shell-heads-out-to-pasture.html#tk.rss_all
Hundreds of millions of downloads just doesn’t cut it, apparently. Ivo Beltchev, who first released the Start Menu replacement in 2009, has decided it just isn’t worth the effort any more. Yesterday he posted this on his official web blog:
After months of deliberation, I have decided to stop the development of Classic Shell…
There were few factors that led to my decision:
1) Lack of free time.
2) Windows 10 is being updated way too frequently
3) Each new version of Windows moves further away from the classic Win32 programming model… The new ways things are done make it very difficult to achieve