Reverting on that topic, I'm honestly super happy with the monitor.
I've seen a lot of complaints about this monitor - but also more generally about all existing 144hz+ 1440p IPS based monitors and it was quite exhausting to spend hours browsing reddit, review websites etc.. at the end I'd say it's 100% worth the €400 I paid for it.
BTW I came across this website which turned out to be the best resource I found IMHO: http://bestmonitorsbyncx.createaforum.com/index.php
Keeping in mind I'm not an expert and coming from a XL2411 (144hz 1080p TN), colors are way better but it generally does feel a bit slower especially in fast-pace FPS (I'd say it's a mix of lower response time/increased motion blur). It's not really a problem though (at least for me) as I can definitely see/feel it vs. the XL2411, but I'm still doing fine on CS:GO (and I'm playing quite competitively in Global Elite / Supreme) and I can totally live with that.
In a nutshell for a monitor noob such as myself, I'd say:
- for hardcore gaming, it's good.
- for office work and casual gaming, it's very good.
OSD is straightforward and everything is easy to set up, though all options but colors were seemed optimal out of the box (I only switched from warm to neutral).
General quality feels OK/good for the price apart from a very slight gap on the top right between the panel and the bezel. That doesn't bother me.
No dead pixel or dust.
No excessive glow or BLB - at least to my untrained eyes.
Surprisingly the monitor only ships with a HDMI cable. Is there any reason I would need to replace it with a displayport cable ?
Which raises my next question: let's say this monitor would support freesync over an nvidia gpu, that would only work over displayport right ?