Each version of Windows makes finding options such as "Network Connections" harder to find. Vista takes you on a magical journey through the "Network and Sharing Center" that is full of dangerous obstacles that threaten to distract you from your goal.
Windows 7 is no better in this regard. In fact, even when searching the Control Panel for "Network Connections" the proper link does not present itself. You have to search for "Network adapters" which exposes a link for "Network Connections"!
Take all of those "super complicated yet very common" configuration screens and put them in an extremely easy/obvious place that has less of that "Choose Your Own Adventure" feel.