What do you think? You can't buy either with a matte display which is what a photo editor really wants, and many non-editors as well. Anand (who some here treat like God) never gave the iMac display that great of a review until this past year. It, and the Cinema Display, were always just described as good and many other monitors on the market beat out both displays in many categories. However, when you come to this forum, people talk about the displays as being the end all be all. What gives? Are we looking at the external appearance and paying out the arse for that forgetting about what really counts? Especially now, when you can buy a pretty darn good IPS display for <$200. I have owned many iMacs but only recently got over the fact that I hate being tethered to my desk so I switched to an external display/MBP setup. While looking for monitor information, I realized that Apple displays don't really seem to be anything special beyond hardware build quality. When you consider the price of the Cinema Display, it really makes me think people are getting the short end of the stick.