Sorry to hear about the dead pixels analyysi... what did HP say or did you decide it didn't matter to you? I'm interested.
Sorry to disagree but dead or lit but not functional pixels annoy me to no end... it reminds me that it is a machine... therefore flawed by virtue of it's creator.
When I work (or play..heh!) I want no distractions of that sort... takes away from the experience for me.
But I am particular about what I expect....