I went from a Dell U2715H to a Samsung C27HG70 (so, from IPS to VA), and I love my Samsung monitor so much that I do not at all miss the "IPS" feature of the Dell.
But do bear in mind I'm not a professional working in photographs/video. For professionals, I can see why IPS would be an important issue. There are times when I kind of just put one of my legs up on the table, lean back on my chair, rotated a bit sideways (so, viewing my current VA pane at an angle), and the colors do slightly wash out. But it's not serious, so it's a non-issue for me.
All the benefits of the Samsung, such as high refresh rate, higher brightness far outweigh the IPS of the Dell. Yes, two different panels from two different time periods, but point is, after getting this monitor, I realized IPS wasn't a must-have feature for me.
One thing I will agree with everyone on, though, is ultra-wide was a pain in the butt for me. I tried it a couple of years ago, and at that time, no games supported it, so I had vertical black bars on the sides. Also software blu-ray players didn't support UW, so watching movies meant I had black bars on all four sides, which was horrific (I'm guessing streaming services would've had the same results). Maybe game devs and media software have caught up, but from the looks of other people's complaints it doesn't look like it.