"hey i know, lets install some bright white lights that bother tons of people as you cant turn them off"
The thing these days is ., you get lights like it or not. Some mfgs offer software that will turn them off but you'd have to run it full time. I use EVGA gpus because it doesn't void the warranty to unplug them as long as no damage is done to the card.
Yeah, however these are not those kind of lights. These are debug led lights soldered onto the pcb. They provide a visual status that the card is properly plugged in and adequately powered.
That said, it would be nice to have them as an option. But I'm also quite sure that there has been many unneeded RMAs avoided since they added the leds.