most people are happy and there was not even 1 negative comment until now
I sure hope I didn't come off as a negative comment. That wasn't my intent at all. I'm really liking Buffalo and you guys have done great work! I just hate change and I want my UI as close to what I'm used to seeing as I can get post-patch :)
I had the 19870 version that I downloaded last night. I blew away my saved variables and tried the new 21247 version. Indeed it is fixed thanks!
I found the CreateDLayout function you mentioned and edited line 704 to have frame:SetBackdropColor(0,0,0,0). That did the trick for making the background transparent, in case anyone else wants to do that. Thanks for the pointer on where to find the setting.
Thanks again guys!