I think perhaps the most distressing thing in my life is the certainty that I will never have a perfect monitor. I had lived long enough with backlight bleed around my last monitor, blue haze around the edges, and a crappy cloud effect/backlight being nonuniform that was easily noticeable when dragging windows around. I had to return it, but I knew all along the one I got back would be just as bad.
Replacement was going great at first, other than the fact that it was an obvious refub of some shitlords old one, bezel covered in scratches. No backlight bleed, much better backlight uniformity. I rejoiced as fixed the one stuck pixel it has. Now a new problem has arisen, colour/contrast uniformity, something my old one didn't have. After much distress wondering why I couldn't get the colours looking like my old one, I realized that the contrast shits the bed the lower down the screen you go, take something light grey, take something white, put them both at the top of the screen, drag them to the bottom of the screen and they both become white as though by magic.
I can hardly describe the feeling. Overwrought by utter disgust at how whites become slightly darker at the top of the screen, it is almost too much to take. I demand perfection, yet I know in reality it is a shining plateau of illusion, such a thing is unattainable. Right now, I'm having to look at text that further up is darker than down here, it makes me sick.