Well I've been doing everything over the past few hours, gaming, web surfing, web design stuff.
The first thing that obviously needs checking is the calibration. Surprisingly when I did a Google search for monitor calibration and compared my screen to the tests I found I need NO calibration whatsoever. They hit it spot on, or at least as close as my eyes are able to tell. There might be reasons for adjustment in specific instances but for my needs, everyday stuff + gaming this was spot on. I have spent hours calibrating my old LCD trying to get it just right, so I do know what it's like when a screen isn't passing the tests
The OSD is pretty straightforward, the only thing that is a little frustrating is hitting the buttons the first time in low light since they are not illuminated. This is a good thing since I don't like tons of LEDs blaring me in the eyes all the time so there is that trade off, blind but not blinded. Maybe I should light my room enough to see the little light grey dots that indicate where the buttons are ;p There are a series of about 5 dots that are used to manipulate the controls, and they are pointed to by arrows on the OSD to the physical location on the monitor so once you get the OSD on finding the buttons to move through menus and change options is no problem even though you can't see them on the monitors face. Oh and you can even turn off the power indicator LED which I find a nice feature for times when you are watching a movie or maybe gaming and don't want any distractions.
Standard options, RGB, Contrast, Brightness, Sharpness, color temp, etc settings. Comes with a few presets that are handy for movies, text, photos. It will actually turn half the screen to the selected preset so you can compare side to side to what you already have it set at. This seems to only work with the presets though not when you are adjusting individual RGB values. It's complex enough to cover everything I need yet is simple enough to not be frustrating.
Bright, vivid, no adjustment needed so far for anything.
I'll leave it up to you to decide if it's a value oriented purchase.
Thoughts on comparing it side by side to my LCD is forthcoming.