Man, you really need a holiday. You get this angry over font smoothing? Seriously? Fonts looks great here on my 27" iMac and why on earth would you want fonts over 12pt not to be smoothed on screen, the only reason for turning off smaller point sizes if that anti-aliasing on fine text can make it more difficult to read.
What you're basically asking for is the ability to turn all font anti-aliasing off and select the font size for menu bars, window labels etc - why not just submit that as a feature request to Apple rather than wasting so long ranting on here.
Little perspective perhaps?
A little perspective? By cheap innuendo, you endeavor to denigrate what I wrote. This is dishonest, although not the least bit atypical for what passes for acceptable behavior on forums such as this.
It never ceases to amaze me how you can spell out something in a manner so perfectly plain that no semi-intelligent person could possibly fail to comprehend, and yet there are always people who come along and make comments as sophomoric as the comment you made.
Yes, I am angry, and my angry over this intolerable situation has increased each time that Apple has released a new version of the OS without fixing this very real, substantive problem. The font smoothing nonsense is the lesser of the two evils, and that was apparent in what I wrote, yet you took the liberty of flipping it around. The fact that you did that speaks directly to your honesty.
The only thing that you might be right about is that I am probably wasting my time for discussing these problems here. But the irony is that your post is the evidence for this. The reason for posting this here is the vain expectation that a some of the sheep out there will wake up and start to think for themselves. But your posts is evidence that this is not likely to happen.
I will try to make it even simpler, so that you might be able to understand it. Here goes:
On my high-resolution monitor, much of the stuff that appears on the screen is far smaller than is optimal. In fact, it is just tiny, tiny, tiny. The finer the resolution of the screen, the more tiny stuff is. This is manifestly a problem. It could not POSSIBLY be more obvious that this is a problem. Yet you are manifestly incapable of "getting it".
The mentality that you demonstrated with regards to the arbitrary restriction on the font size at which you can disable font smoothing is precisely the same mentality that evidently prevails at Apple. Because you personally do not see the advantage of being able to disable, you evidently think that there should be an arbitrary limitation to prevent anyone who sees differently from being able to disable it, for font sizes larger than 12. You evidently are unable to understand that an arbitrary restriction of this sort is incapable of yielding any benefit for anyone. It is preposterous that any arbitrary restriction of this sort would exist. The font smoothing requires logic that is not applied when it is disabled. Some programmer who is unable to think at all clearly put this restriction in place, for no good reason whatsoever. This is a perfect example of the sort of mentality that many inexperienced programmers exhibit. The fact that you do not understand this is compelling evidence that if perchance you are a programmer, you are a very inexperienced programmer yet to develop a mature attitude toward software functionality. I don't know any other way to say it.
The thing that gets me is this: what sort of service do you think that you have given to anyone at all by writing something of the sort that you wrote? What is your purpose? In what way does a post such as the one you wrote potentially benefit anyone within the Apple user community? In what does it even potentially benefit you?