I know we aren't getting the LED light notifications back, but I also was a fan of them. Used to be if I was reading with my phone beside me, I could flick my eyes to the phone and in a second or two the LED would tell me if my social life was needing attention. Now i find myself staring at the phone for 10 seconds to be sure that nothing will pulse into view. That seems more intrusive, really.
However, I like everything else about this phone so much, so I'll get over it!