I have one of these. I'm currently running a laptop and am not getting higher refresh rates without skipping. Weird.
I used HDMI output -> DVI monitor input and similar settings as on the OP but 72 Hz so it should readily fit in the bandwidth available. These are the settings that have worked on a couple other monitors.
As for me, I don't see cross-hatching. I'm not so sure I'd go so far as to call the matte coating "light." It's more like medium, definitely lower than the heavy AG on most eIPS models, stuff like U2410, etc. My particular sample has some backlight bleeding on the lower-left corner but nothing too bad. I've seen much, much worse before. There is some minor visible deviance from panel uniformity that I can spot, but it's nothing I'm worried about for what I do. I don't notice any display latency, and the panel responsiveness is fine. It's definitely a bit blurry on fast panning, but it's not bad. And there's no horrific reverse ghosting.
If you're picky in any particular area, there are things not to like, but I'd rate it overall very highly for an all-around monitor.
U2414H has thinner bezels, which is the main selling point, I would think. They also claim lower deltaE I think.
I don't have a calibrator, and I'm not terribly concerned by color accuracy, but my settings are
Brightness: 2 (at night, single ~600 lumens bulb in room with some light deflected and none of it shining directly on the screen itself)