re: BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
You are referring active apps as the multitasking screen, that's not the home screen. The home screen equivalent is where you have all your icons, icons can be moved around to your liking or you could create folders similar to iOS or Android. Essentially there are 3 areas - you have your Hub(where all your message streams come in), Active Apps(the apps you leave running), Apps screen (you could call it the home screen). Yes there are no widgets like Android our the customizable tiles on WP...
But what you are asking for " I want the same X apps/services visible on my home screen at all times" is totally do able.What customization are you looking for exactly?
I still find your toe to toe comment very weak to start of your blog with the title you chose. See if your title read "Why Z10 doesn't go toe to toe with x y z" I wouldn't have bothered reading it and saved 10 mins of my time taken to leave comments