Got my X-Star in today. Sprung extra for tempered glass. I prefer the mac cinema display look and coming from an achieva shimian, I had always kicked myself for not getting a tempered glass screen. The glare was a little bit worse but the colors just seem better, and it will be easier to clean.
My monitor overclocks to 110 hz. Tried 120 but the hz test showed that my monitor was maxing out at 110. Not a big deal to me. Played some starcraft 2 and it made a world of difference, I could more accurately see my cursor in intense gaming situations.
The stand is pretty bad but not as bad as the one on my achieva shimian. They put the monitor on tilt which is very annoying. The old monoprice monitor stand I got takes up way too much space on my desktop so I sprung for the gateway monitor stand. I wanted a dell one just because I have owned many dells in the past but for the dells you have to by the stand and their special vesa adapter which is somewhat expensive given you have to pay S&H twice. The gateway wasn't cheap either but at least it has the USB hub.
Sadly, my monitor has a cluster of pixels in the bottom right that glow a little bit brighter than all the other pixels. I assume this is backlight bleed. My achieva shimian basically looked perfect to me so this is a downgrade in that aspect. I knew the chances and I'm ok with it. At least there are no stuck pixels and I only notice it if I'm watching out for it. It is barely noticeable in most situations.
Considering that they charge so much for gaming monitors with fast refresh and crappier resolution/color accuracy from TN panels I am extremely happy with my purchase. It's not perfect but this monitor is a great balance for media consumption, productivity, and gaming.