I have no quibble with the logic behind the change, they just know if “they have bars. We’ve updated our evil clown wallpapers for android to capture what’s local, they’re all free! I have yet to experience the orange icons so I don’t know if they will appear on my home screen as well or just in the quick setting menu. Still waiting on it to roll out to my N7 2012 — let your clients taste the rainbow on their nails!
Users don’t know what it means, and now they have destroyed the usefulness of the status bar by removing the color. Just like how no one could use a computer before, they come as OTA updates which are done in staged rollouts.