Yes, I am in the unfortunate position of needing a large monitor with excellent text ... as I work 8-10 hours a day as a software developer. So it seems that other features are more important in these higher end monitors, which is understandable. At the moment there are 100s of rubbish TN displays in the market ... for the last few years I have had Eizo monitors which had great text clarity ... but Eizo seems to have gone to heavier AG coatings and not jumped on the IPS bandwagon. So have tried the iMac24 (thick glass, mirror city), Dell 2709W (all round terrible), HP 2475W (much better than the dell, but terrible text) and the NEC 2490 (the winner so far!) And I think the sad thing is that with Apple and Microsoft going towards touch displays ... thick glass seems mandatory in front of the panel.