I find the case to be one of the most retarded things to ever grace computer magazines. I prefer function to form,
Each to their own, I guess, but the Level 10 I have is very functional indeed, with more than enough interior space to do whatever I choose in terms of hardware, and the cooling/airflow is exceptional.
However, I do agree with regard to over-the-top led lighting... not to mention the gaudy colours some cases come out in. I'd never ever use a case that's shiny, bright blue, red, yellow, green, etc. Plain black with a bit of chrome, but that's it.
Another case I like - and have - is the Coolermaster Cosmos II. Perhaps a tad flashy in appearance, but it is most practical and spacious inside, with ample room for the most modern hardware a largest GPU cards. Furthermore, it is made of solid steel and also is very durable. About the only drawback is that it does not fit into the regular pigeonhole space of most desks. Mine is on a stand of its own beside my desk, well when I've finished alterations to my desk and room renovations, that is.
Having my glorious hardware market infested with pointless light shows makes me want to kill people before they breed and pass their stupid on to future generations.
Yeah, I feel the same way about bankers; politicians; advertising execs; real estate moguls... so it breaks the chain of 'entitlement' and they don't pass on their greed to future generations.