I am not liking the idea that links have been taken out of the WordPress core in 3.5. Yes, I know, there is the Link Manager WordPress Plugin that was created as a replacement. But it seems like that is going backwards instead of forward.
Sure, "Blogrolls" are out and custom menus are "in", but for a lot of us, we like to display the sites we frequent.
It seems that if a user didn't want to display a blogroll, they simply wouldn't bother. But why take away something just because some people won't use it?
Just an observation.