iOS 7.1: no full screen caller pictures (?!)

So, iOS 7.1 is here, and I appreciate all the performance improvements, but...

How on Earth can anyone justify this:

iOS7:
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via cdn.iphonehacks.com

vs iOS 7.1:

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via s1.ibtimes.com

Am I alone in thinking that these full screen caller photos were among the best (and long-standing, too) features of the iPhone?