Admittedly the slower response time compared to TN never prevented me from enjoying my IPS panels more than my TN panels. I'm still rocking my Acer Predator XB271HU, which I got for free from when that monitor launched. The only thing I imagine worthy of replacing it with would be an OLED monitor. Not to be pretentious but after spending 10k+ hours with my OLED TV, it's difficult to imagine buying another IPS panel. I'm not sitting at a gamer IPS panel and thinking "Oh no, the ghosting!". I'm thinking "Oh no, the contrast!".
It would be nice when marketing has moved beyond the "gamer" gimmick. It's pointless, especially when it comes to IPS. The vast majority of gamers aren't aspiring MLG players. The people who are competitive gamers will just get the fastest TN if their concern is latency or ghosting. It's a crowd of people that is so niche and small - there's frankly not much argument to made for marketing towards them at all.
It's sad when most PC gamers still buy their display technology based on the desire of "owning their enemies", when reality is that the differences in latency between gamer monitors has been extremely small for a long time. Once they reconcile their purchase decision with the reality that they aren't going to be CAL-I, these people will revert to boasting about how nice the motion is, while completely ignoring the big lacking aspects of picture quality.
The monitor display market has effectively programmed most gamers to care about minuscule amounts of ghosting or milliseconds of input lag while simultaneously convincing these people somehow not to care about how good their game looks on their expensive $xxxx gaming rigs. It's not just displays either oddly enough. Gamers also buy crappy "gaming headphones" and "gaming speakers" en masse. Crazy world we live in.
Last edited by t1337dude; 06-13-2019 at 03:59 PM.