In XP, you could have a folder in the Start menu. When you clicked the Start button and hovered over the folder, a list of the files in that folder popped out. The folder resided in our Start Menu folder.
Can you do the same thing in Windows 7?
NOTE: I've tried pinning a folder to the Start menu, but when you click it, the folder is opened in Windows Explorer, which isn't what I was hoping to emulate.