Your the quintessential example of a Bull charging through a china shop. Tread lightly 'til you understand the subtleties of the community ethos and avoid hyperbole, puerile taunts and sermons from the mount or prepare to be flamed 'til you cower in a corner. Failing that follow the thread/link below to find out your true nature...You've just learned a valuable lesson in group dynamics, don't spoil it by rubbing salt in your wounds ...
Yes, you truly must have a good monitor. On what planet did you buy this gem? All of the ones ever manufactured on this planet display 24bits (or less!). I would be very interested in acquiring one of these HyperDimensional PlasmaFlux9000(tm) monitors just to see what I've been missing by staring drone-like into my paltry low-tech 24 bit joke-screen.
Hey jig-- I wonder what Photoshop would look like on a monitor from the fourth dimension?
Our disagreement was definitely based more upon the context of the discussion more so than right vs. wrong. Speaking of RAM, I need to go pick up another stick pretty soon. For budgetary reasons at the time I made this machine I only put in 64Mb, and I'm really noticing the hit fairly frequently. Fortunately for us pixel pushers RAM is much more affordable than it was a few years back. I remember the agonizing delays I had to endure running Photoshop on my first computer (486 DX-2/50). When I upgraded from 4 to 12 megs it cost me almost $300, the performance increase was phenomenal, but ouch-- didn't it hurt!
Baloney, god do I remember those days! I had a 386 w/8M and could scrounge many of the 1M sticks, but getting a 4M was so expensive! and my system could only take in groups of four I had 8, which was terrific, but so badly wanted to upgrade
Seems like it was not too long ago either ...
I call it "No-Pants Wonderday," but it turns out the police just call it "Thursday." Go figure.