Im going to go out on a limb, and say that once the new iMac is released, we may see the tide turn on the matte vs. glossy screen debate. Even without retina resolution, the new iMac screen will change some minds. First, I agree with those who think that the new iMac will ship with an anti-glare screen similar to the one found on the Macbook Pro Retina. There will not be a cover glass, and glare will be significantly reduced. Second, as most people realize, the glossy screen of the iMac is really just a highly reflective cover glass. Under that glass is a glossy (but less reflective) LCD screen that is actually quite nice to work with. Before, I purchased my first iMac, I used several Mac Minis with matte HP displays. I assumed at that time that I would always prefer a matte display. However, since Ive been using my iMacs without the glass cover, Ive changed my tune and actually prefer working on the glossy iMac. As an aside, Ive recently been researching buying a new display for my Windows machine. Ive looked at several IPS monitors from Dell, and its interesting to note that many users think the matte coating on the new Dell monitors is too heavy and actually detracts from the image quality.