Still shocked at how bad VS2012 was, I can confirm VSIP +Registry hack for cased Menu + NiceVS works. Don't know if NiceVS would have done it all as I came to that option last. I now have a VS2012 IDE I'm prepared to work with all day every day. If this
is a taste of Windows 8 then I'm getting a monochrome monitor or waiting for Windows 9. Windows 7 is fine for me until then.
I'm not going into an anti microsoft rant but they should be doing a lot of soul searching right now. The problem is, folks with an evangelical zeal to change everyting will allways 'make the decision right' rather than 'make the right decision'. I've seen
that hundreds of times over the years.
I'm just thankful that they left enough wriggle room for some smart guys to step in.