An error occurred while saving the commentMerle Nicholson commented
There's a lot of confusion that menus vs ribbon is an either/or situation; one against the other, and that's not the case. I use the ribbon interface for development, and it's fine for that - at least it's not a big detriment.
But I have built a long standing professional practice of providing desktop applications that look like Windows applications - and not Access applications. With A2003, I could completely hide that Access was used, and yet use all of the power and flexibility of Access. Sad to say, but I have commercial applications still in active use using A2003 RT. Most are MDI with menus, something that cannot be duplicated with later versions of Access.
This is made so very difficult because controlling the Nav, horrible MDI support and tabs are so difficult to control when the objective is to create a Windows application.
I don't want to get rid of ribbon and tabbed interfaces. I need the support for menus reinstated. Creating, editing and presentation.