I was dissapointed when I found out that my iPad 3 wont be using blurs anymore; I don't really like how "Increase Contrast" looks. But I was pleasantly surprised that you can still see through the panes-of-glass like menus, just now without a blur. I think I might actually prefer the transparency over translucency. Jony Ive said that the use of translucency gives you a sense of your context, but I think transparency makes it even more true. The lack of blur makes the functional layers make more sense; you know that the menus are placed overtop. You can see what's underneath the menus if you try, whereas the frosted glass just looks mush, and it's annoying the way it flickers when scrolling. The only thing I don't like is that the keyboard is solid. I wonder if it would be too much trouble to make the keyboard transparent like the other elements. I think that would be nice.