Javik, on 03 August 2012 - 21:32, said:
My complaint is about the transparency being gone, and the general ugliness of the new design. I'm well aware that the UI is still GPU accelerated, that doesn't make it any less ugly though.
You do realize you can use third party utilities to flip any type of transparency back on you want.
By creating the shader blur of the borders, Microsoft left the chrome of Windows less customizable. In removing this effect, the ability for developers to touch the chrome and create borderless applications with more consistency is far easier.
Additionally, because of the new rendering order by removing this, more functionality is possible. This spans a lot of topics from the RDP aspects to the Software DWM fallback features Windows 8 has. (The vector composer does not need a GPU to operate anymore.)
If you really need the 'glass' effect, there will be utilities that flip it back on, trust me.