Seriously, I used to hunt for pixels too, but after about 1280x1024 I stopped caring.
I don't like my desktop at much higher resolution than that, it becomes uncomfortable. I know gamers and drafters really want giant screens at massive resolutions, but besides them who else really wants it? 2560x2048 resolution doesn't exactly help me see my web pages or documents any better - in fact it can make them downright hard to see, so why do I need it?
May want to add programmers to those who want massive resolutions. I was actually offended when the company I work for bought us 1280x1024 LCDs (fortunately they made up for it later). I had been happily using 1600x1200 on my CRT before that (and occasionally bumping it up to 2048x1536). I can make use of all the pixels available to me. The thing is I want things to by immediately visible without having to switch apps or windows. The more area I have to display code, logs, documents, browser window, terminal, etc, the better. See multiple source files at once is essentially to my productivity. Vertical resolution is good for me, too, as it means less moving up and down a source file or document (and also I can tile things vertically).
I currently use a 1920x1200 monitor (actually two of them when I plug my laptop into a monitor) which I think is a good resolution that meets in the middle of what people want and how much they are willing to pay. What I hate is the proliferation of 1920x1080 computer monitors (which *IS* because of HDTV). Did they really have to remove 230k pixels? 1080P content displays fine on a 1920x1200 monitor with 1:1 pixel scaling.
What I really want (that is currently available) is one 2560x1600 30" display (but budget doesn't allow at the moment, and the options available are lacking features I want/need). The more text I can see on screen (with a comfortable font size) the better. The less swapping between applications just to read things the better. Though sometimes I just want a single app (such as Emacs, Eclipse, VS) to take up the whole screen, and multiple monitors just doesn't work well in most of these apps.
Those people coding on netbooks is what I call "crazy people." Many coders don't even know they liked higher resolutions until they got it. Maybe that's part of it, people just don't know what they are missing.
For gaming, I don't really care. Even the ~720P or often less resolution of most XBox 360 / PS3 games looks great to me on my 1080P plasma (I'm one of those who think LCD is inferior to plasma for gaming and video; if I ever get back into PC gaming, I'm getting a plasma display to hook up to my computer and will be happy with 1080P and the frame rates I get with it).