OK, Visual Studio 2012’s new user interface isn’t that bad. But you need to get some serious work done, and you don’t want to be forced to hover your cursor over each monochrome icon to get a tooltip explaining what it’s for. NOR DO YOU WANT THE MAIN MENUS SHOUTING AT YOU ALL THE TIME. That’s why you need to get NiceVS, which restores the old colorful icons and sensible menu labels.
Choose TOOLS > Extensions and Updates…, click Online, and search for NiceVS. Once installed, you will see the following (hilarious) screen:
Click Yes, and Visual Studio will be back to normal: