This is my first 144Hz monitor, and man what a difference. It has that IPS edge glow and the response time could be a bit better, but this is a HUGE upgrade over my previous ancient monitor from the mid 2000's anyway. FreeSync works like a charm with my GTX 1070. 144Hz with high framerates at 1080p is a glory to behold. The simple thing of smooth scrolling looks so much better than 60Hz. It's also blindingly bright. If you are after brightness, you hit the gold mine. I have to turn ot down to 30% so I don't go blind. Heh.
The built in speakers are terrible though. Built in speakers for TVs/monitors are never great, but these might be the worst I've ever heard. They sound like 90's budget laptop speakers. My speaker system died so I had to rely on them for a while. Good god. Get external speakers/headphones.
Even with the drawbacks, it's worth it. I'll update my review if it dies or if anything changes.