Why are you doing this to us ?!?
Adding back in a bit of color to an otherwise monochrome UI is not good enough. The majority of my workday is spent in Visual Studio and I am dreading the day that I have to switch from VS2010 to VS2012 because of the new UI changes.
How many times and how many different ways do you need to hear the message from us that we don't like the lack of color ?
Is it not possible to skin VS2012 so that the people who like the monochrome UI can have it and those of us who want color can have a FULLY colorized skin of our own that reaches every area of the VS UI including toolbar / solution explorer icons ?