I miss the toolbars on the Windows 10 taskbar, but I prefer the Start11 Windows 10 style start menu to the default Windows 10 start menu. And I have grown to like Windows 11 for the most part. Not really a big fan of Mica, but I can live with it.
On the Windows 10 taskbar, I used a toolbar to place a custom Recycle Bin on the taskbar that would change state when empty or full, and allow right click to empty.
I'm using a Start11 Folder menu on the Windows 11 taskbar for the Recycle Bin, but it doesn't change state. I have to click it too see the state, but then I can right click to empty.
It's funny, the older we get, the more we resist change. Although, I do agree that not all change is for the better.