Your point is well taken dashby, in most cases, its really not possible to tell anything about the quality of a screen (ie - resolution, contrast, sharpness, color depth, ghosting) when seeing it through another monitor, so for the most part, the extreme verbiage is just nerds gone wild, geeks in la-la land. There is one aspect that can be judged via another screen and that's viewing angle, the angle, either horizontally or vertically, through which the image remains viewable with good color, contrast, etc, this was a major argument from CRT supporters against LCDs as it was about all they could argue about. Personally, this is a grossly overrated quality unless you either do group computer or computer yoga. Me, I sit in front of my screen by myself. Occasionally my wife will be interested (very occasionally). Otherwise, if I need group viewing, I plug the SVID into the 36" TV (or whatever else is handy) and voila`.
I suppose one could appreciate the trim around the screen as well, but frankly, that's sort of like getting excited about font used to identify the size on your wrench set. Again, that's a personal issue, but I primarily use my machines to pay the rent, in other words, they are tools, not a lot different than those wrenches. So appearances are not a major issue to me. I am interested in the size, resolution, contrast, color depth, ghosting and all other such characteristics of a screen, but those can only be determined by checking the specs and seeing it in person.