Well as you can tell my desk is pretty small so im sitting around...id say 2-3 feet from it max and I've only had it for a week. Im pretty impressed at how clear things look on it though from this distance. I was expecting a bit more pixelated images and text but no it actually works out pretty well. As far as daily use, surfing the web has worked fine so far, you can actually have two windows open simultaneously side to side and still be able to see whats going on in both so thats a plus. Now as far as graphic design, i've actually had to do some graphics work just yesterday and all I can say is its worked pretty good. You get alot more room in photoshop to work around with and with such a big monitor you really dont need to zoom in that much to see the smallest details and see it alot better, and bigger of course without having to stick your nose right into the monitor when trying to edit a single pixel out or something. I can't really complain about the coding part either I mean text is sharp and clear, theres plenty of room, so it works. I'd say the only con to to this monitor would be its other abilities, mainly entertainment ones...that distract you from doing real work
. That PIP thing is really distracting when running in the corner and your trying to finish a project but then some interesting tv show comes on, or hot girl sometimes. Anyways i had my serious doubts on this monitor but so far its been nothing but good experiences with it. I too was considering a 30" monitor from dell or hp but the only real reason to go with that was the higher resolution, 2560x1600 i believe. But then I got to thinking that it was perhaps too high of a resolution to code well in or surf the web because the text would be so small ud really have to be close to the monitor, or use a smaller resolution which in return kind of defeats the purpose of getting it. anyways this was the link that made me think about that http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000756.html
in case you feel like reading it (also a nice side by side size comparison).