Windows 8 - Removed Aero Glass effect to extend battery life.
We removed Aero Glass effect to extend your PC's battery life and while we were at it, we also removed the option to enable it in case you really liked Aero Glass. After all, almost all PCs run on battery and we at Microsoft know best what you should want. You are just a dumb user.
- Yours sincerely, Microsoft.
UPDATE: Please also read How to get Aero Glass effect back in Windows 8.
Hey! Look who is hiding over there! The Aero Glass effect was present in the early builds of Windows 8. Surely they could have added the option to enable it if the user wanted to... but then again, Windows is no longer about what their customers want. It is all about what those fools at Microsoft think that their customers should want. Therefore, force feeding the users are not a problem according to the beliefs of the fools at Microsoft. It seems that the Windows team get extra points for removing as much functionalities and options as possible.