I have had this U2711 for the past 6 years thanks to an [H] member and my nephew wants an upgrade from his 1080p. I am afraid that without having a 144hz IPS panel side by side I will not be able to discern a difference. For those of you upgrading from a great monitor with 60hz and moved on to 120hz+ --- is it worth it? At this time we have decided upon an Acer Predator xb271hu and a U2715. ($750 vs $510) The Pred x271hu has great reviews compared to the ASUS - but inferior warranty to Dell. The Dell UltraSharp is a newer version of the one I use so I am biased in believing it will be just as great -- plus the warrant exchanges even for 1 dead pixel -- but inferior refresh rate. What would you choose? At this time I'm edging to the cheaper u2715 because consistent 60fps at 60hz should be just as smooth as 144hz if you are between 60-144fps due to hardware limitations. I used to have a 120hz crt back in the day and got used to this 60hz panel and never looked for anything more. Am I making the right choice in saving money by not buying into the marketing, that says a 144hz+ stock image vs the Gaussain Blur applied 60hz stock image is superior therefore demand a superior price?