It's highly personal. My Seiki 39" doesn't bother me at all. I also didn't bother 3 other people that I let use it for a while. The 4th person however... he's a programmer with an autism spectrum disorder (formerly aspegers) with a sensory issue. He compared it to scraping sharp fingernails on the back of his eyeballs... When you consider how may programmers and slashdot readers there are that fall into or close to that category, then you'll get responses like the GP of this post.