Have to say I agree with the OP. We just did the same thing basically to our fleet we manage as an MSP and now 8.0 drops re-flagging all the systems. Two questions:
1. Can you suppress the out of date message / yellow icon. As an MSP with over 100 clients, 2000+ endpoints, many end users notice this and panic and then call in and wonder why their system is 'out of date.' Is there any policy I can enable that will prevent such notifications to the end user? As an MSP, we monitor the web console and deal with it as needed for our clients.
2 . When the status of protection is 'Computer Restart Required', is the system being adequately protected by ESET? Or is the AV itself no longer properly protecting the workstation? I like the one-click update tasks and auto-update triggers I can create, but I don't want to do that if it means any system waiting on a restart is not protected until it is restarted. I can't in good conscience do an Auto-Reboot without figuring out how to do that during a maintenance window within the console. (that's a 3rd question technically).