Time to reply, Shopify Lead Developer and Product Manager...
Someone who actually KNOWS something about this part of the system needs to respond please - With some details about what is or is not actually in the works, why or why not, and rough time frames.
You don't need to hide behind any public company nonsense that you can't talk about anything at anytime because of securities regulations. If you have good reasons for not tackling this issue, let us know. If you have development priorities and this is a huge development issue because of 1..., 2..., 3..., let us know.
Let us know what the heck is going on and what your plans are. It's simply good business.
p.s. One of the reasons I make a post like this (and expect a response) is because this is such a great company and great product in general. Support is awesome. But you lose a lot of goodwill (and business) when a key issue like this continues to simmer, with no reasonable response or action plan to give your customers what they want and need. Just like the airlines - the more they keep the passengers in the waiting lounge in the dark about a weather delay or maintenance issue, the angrier the crowd gets. And who would ever want to be compared to any of the airlines :)
Here is another reason we need CSS customisation:
We have a situation where we need to hide the discount/coupon box (for certain customers with a 'wholesale' tag), which used to be possible using CSS.
The reason we need to hide the discount/coupon box is because of yet another Shopify Shortfall: We don't want Wholesale customers (who get access to wholesale pricing) to be able to use discount coupons. If Shopify would build a proper customisable Coupon system, with multiple rules, we wouldn't have this problem.
(Note: I've heard all the workarounds to this discount problem: none of them will work. Shopify's discount system just straight out SUCKS)
@rickydazla - Info about the hidden line item properties is in the docs - no magic licence required. There was some mention of it here on the forums too, but you'd have to be a serial lurker to notice that post before it was buried in the new ones.
+1 for access to CSS customization in the checkout.
And kudos to @jason for his trick.
@shopify, if CSS customization will *never* be in the plans, we would appreciate the following:
These 2 are important due to other limitations in Shopify since it has very little support for core wholesale features.
If older accounts can still have CSS customization, surely it can't be difficult to allow new installations to have this feature. This decision, amongst many others piling up, is truly bizarre.
I would at least put a warning on the notice on settings/checkout about upgrading to V2 - I have had a few upgrade and lost scss customizations.. Even a revert would be helpful, you could even put a timelimit on it like you did with the facebook shopping app.