In Sugar 7 when you would retrieve a bean and look at a date field it would already be formatted to the User's date format settings. Example:
$bean = BeanFactory::getBean('Contacts','1234-1234-1234-1234');
echo $bean->date_created; // <<< this would be already be formatted to the user settings
But if you do the same thing in Sugar 8, $bean->date_created will return the raw date value directly from the database. It will not be formatted.
Did something change in the order of the formatters? Is anyone else seeing this?