To get the 2.79 behavior, drag the X-ray slider to 1
and yes, I hate it too.
There’s no sense of depth in X-ray, and it makes things transparent even when it doesn’t have to, like there is nothing behind it. You can’t see for crap if you’re doing ornamentation from a reference because of the ugly pattern blending. I could go on.
but it’s someone’s pet or something over at the blender team so they’re gonna Microsoft it straight down your throat metro start menu style
The worst is when you can physically see a vertex but you can’t click it because “omg you need xray!1!!1!1one”
da na na na, can’t click this
you can’t click this!