design is a matter of taste. i really love the utilitarian design of think* series. to some it's too boring or too bulky. again, a matter of taste.
about the shadows on lines, i honestly can't see these on my monitor, even with another monitor next to it. maybe i don't know how to look or i might have a specimen without that problem.
some details though:
1) build quality - case tends to squeak from the top and sides when squeezed. not really a problem per se but from premium monitor i would've expected better;
2) usb ports are in the bottom left corner... which ends up top left when pivoted. not the best place imo;
3) no 1:1 or aspect ratio locking - my nvidia card can lock aspect ratio in drivers, but again, i would've expected better from a premium monitor.
4) input lag - controversial issue, i've seen complaints about input lag with this monitor. being a gamer myself, i'd say it's bullshit. i did a few tests, it really has some but those maximum 2 frames of input lag don't really make any difference.