Yes I read one of their posts where they have that example with numbers.
Large corporations, think Asus, Acer, LG, Samsung, ... sell 95% of all panels they get very likely yet their price is premium for many models.
The "smaller" companies, I guess Viotek/Pixio/Nixeus could if they wanted to discard/resell higher number of panels if they buy them or pay more to manufacturer to only get higher QC level passed panels. But as far as I know they quickly realize how expensive it is for them to do this and that they can't charge a premium either to be able to get to the market, which so far they really don't anyway and stay fairly local to one country.
I have no problem paying more for a high QC panel/monitor as long as that higher QC is realistic and not fictional = marketing only.
Big corps. also tend to sell expensive models which they don't say are better QC panels but from my experience the lottery is a little better with them than their even half the price same panel same specs monitors. Acer XB vs XF, etc. But a large part there in price is the cost of expensive Gsync module...
$400+ is a lot for a monitor and I'm certainly not alone and would rather pay a little more to get defect free product than have to roll the dice 10 times and fail every time. Been there, done that.
It looks promising, though I doubt the price will be low enough for me to consider downgrading in size to 27" and deal with scaling issues of that PPI. Still it could be if delivered as promised a very good monitor that we have not seen in some time.
I think they should have gone with a scaler (at least they call it that), if they need one, that would deliver the bandwidth and processing power necessary to get to 200Hz+.
They don't need to go all out and use that unicorn 8k $3k panel that no one else has brought to market, but getting that ATW/antiglow polarizer, fairly unlimited refresh rate and strobing during Async are nice features to have and would give them edge over competition even if the price would be up there with big brands. At least one would actually get something worth the money.
I've already added it to my list in other thread. No idea why I'm keeping it up, guess it's a hard habbit to break after so long looking for a nice 144Hz+ monitor and not finding any.