i am seriously considering the 30" display. but i am highly concerned over the possibility of getting one with stuck / dead / dancing pixels or one with broken USB / firewire hub or one with a dark band running across the screen. i am getting it directly from the UK Apple Store (Online) and so i will not be able to inspect the item until it arrives at my doorstep. i have asked the sale staff at the apple retail store earlier, and they insisted that it is not possible that i open the box to check the display before i pay for it. i must say that i have a rather small tolerance for pixel abnormalities because i still believe that since i have paid so much for a display (1799 pounds), it should not be any less than perfect. on the other hand, i am fully aware of Apple's explanation for this issue and i am afraid that they will refuse to take responsilities when i eventually discover that there is a bad glaring pixel right in the middle of my screen. questions: have any of you guys actually received a 100% perfect 30" display before? what is the chance of getting a perfect display? 75% chance or lower? am i better off getting a Dell 30"? do you think there is a less likelihood that i will get a bad 30" display from Dell? does Dell use the same LCD quality as Apple? this is a huge investment for me, and i want to get this right. friends of mine who are PC users are keenly watching this purchase and if something isn't right again (just like my past experience buying computers from Apple), they would probably think that i am a real fool paying such a premium for something with defects out of the box. i hope i do not sound unreasonable as a paying customer. i think that it is only natural that i want a perfect 30" screen.