Row's hover effect should be optional and it could be enabled/disabled in grid's configuration, the same as we add Selectable, Navigatable, Sortable, Editable, etc., functionalities to grid. This could apply to odd/even coloring too. Should no need to do hacks to achieve this.
Just like posted here (and declined) : http://kendoui-feedback.telerik.com/forums/127393-kendo-ui-feedback/suggestions/3844570-serialization-support-of-datasourcerequest-and-app I would like to see a portable separate assembly that : - can be referenced both on ASP.NET MVC side and WCF server side. - A DataSourceRequest and DataSourceResult class that serialize well in both SOAP and REST WCF. Referencing Kendo from the Application server side also requires references to System.Web.Mvc, Razor pages, ... and others that shouldn't be necessary.