We don't need the ability to Sort, what we need is what Tramain mentions, categories.
Preferably user maintainable categories as well as standard ones.
If Apple does it their way, it will end up looking like the APP store categories and you can kiss any hope of finding anything goodbye.
Take a look at menuing (start bar) structure for any Linux system. Its all by categories, (Functions).
The whole concept of Multiple Screens full of Icons needs a total re-write. It probably can't just be tossed out, because the fear of change would have users wailing. But An OPTIONAL menu system based on categories makes a lot of sense.
There are some us of that absolutely refuse to jailbreak despite all of the advantages that some of you keep touting.
Just to balance the scales. @ new users- jailbreaking does not come without it's own set of risks. If your interested in JB then please do a lot of research before you dive in. Then, if you still want to, be prepared to accept anything that could happen to your phone.
There are lots of articles, for and against. So make an informed decision.