How do other DAW's manage windows without requiring Aero to be enabled? This seems strange, and a bit odd.
Folks criticizing people for not liking aero are missing the point. It a preference - everybody's got 'em. Some people like aero, others don't. This whole argument that it's better for processing is irrelevant as somehow other software manages windows without forcing users to select a theme. It's just not smart to remove people's choices of preferences.