Guys, if you want transparent status bar without taking a performance hit, instead of modifying build.prop, set low_ram to true again, and download Xposed Framework, and install Tinted Status Bar. Works better than stock transparency, and it auto-detects color for some app, similar to iOS7.
I find that overall this rom is a bit slower than stock-based rom, in opening apps, and such. And it indeed is a bit sluggish on GUI performance. Been a week with B199 Rom and just installed latest nigthly and the performance is noticeable. Anyway it's a minor thing and shouldn't bother daz, but I think this phone is reaching it's top capabilities with 4.4 .
Guys, use zRam. It's built in in performance options. It should help with random reboots from the lack of ram. 18% compression did the trick. Now it doesn't reboot randomly, but it reboots when streaming play music. Is there any known way to fix play music stream?