C'mon, buddy...I've seen people swap systems 6, 7, 8, heck even 10 times, just to get a different screen! Does anyone remember the whole 'sparkles' fiasco when the TrueCrap(Tm) screens first came out? Whoooooaaaa, jump back baby! Now THAT was some FUN! Dudes just constantly getting screen/fullsystem replacements at the drop of a hat until Dell finally freaked out and disallowed this as a complaint, lol. I know several people who literally swapped screens/systems 4-5 times, and there was one dude who had 10 screen replacements, lol.
My point is, Jim, that Dell has a very liberal 30-day total-satisfaction guarantee...if you call them up within this period, I AM ALMOST CERTAIN you can get them to at LEAST send you a replacement LCD...FFS, man, if you're still within this time period, GO GETCHA A PERFECT 'PUTER! It's what you paid for! I mean, other companies make you pay ~$200 for a 'perfect screen guarrantee', but dell has their 30-day no-questions-asked swap-out period instead...it's there for you to take advantage...go and take advantage! Everyone else certainly is...look at Joker and WmG...they won't settle for anything short of perfection, and neither should you!
Edit: Even if you're past the 30-day exchange period, you may still be able to get a screen replacement under your warranty...tell them to just send the part, as the upgrade is very easily performed (as you know).