Prior to the Creators Update rollout last month, I did a refresh of my Windows installation to shake out a few nagging problems. After the refresh, I noticed that Microsoft did me the very unhelpful favor of removing the Control Panel in the WinX power user menu that appears when you right-click Start or tap the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut. The Control Panel was replaced, of course, with the Settings app.
I understand that Microsoft is slowly moving the Control Panel’s functionality over to Settings. Even so, the Control Panel is still very necessary, and I’d much rather have it in the WinX menu than Settings right now.