so wait, since I can now look to see who is online from the “Social” section, then will I never need to use the "Friends" section? because if I don't ever use the "Friends" section, then I am going to feel pretty ripped off because of the money I used to buy premium themes now will just get me a background. I mean the only reason I bought the Fallout 3 theme I have now was to see my friends avatar's hanging out in the DC Wasteland. Is this going to be a problem or am I overreacting?
the last part. every major update affects themes differently, its just something yer gonna have to get used to. i have themes that looked great on the blades that were useless when NXE launched and [suddenly] look good under metro. its a hit or miss thing, prolly not gonna change long term
im actually thrilled they deleted the friend backgrounds cause it makes all themes functional again, those default backgrounds looked terrible and not every premium theme replaced them. a lot of free themes actually look pretty good now that friend backgrounds are disabled, i think i was a good move