Excerpt: The monitor is being used to display high resolution microscope slides and medical images. The clarity and color definition are superb and provide great improvement in a demanding application over a standard monitor. The built-in USB, Firewire, and ethernet connections are very helpful when connecting to a laptop rather than hooking/unhooking all of these. The additional pixels over a 24 inch are very helpful when you can't attach two monitors.
Excerpt: I connect this screen up to my mac book for a bigger display when I'm at home. The display is gorgeous - crisp dispay, vibrant colours and natural looking motion on the display. The monitor itself is similar to a lot of apple products - it looks stylish and well constructed. The only complaints that I have with the monitor are A) It's Apple and the price tag reflects that... but it's usually worth the price.
Summary: It serves as a docking station, mostly. The plugs in the back are sufficient for running the rest of my computer. My one complaint is that you cannot daisy-chain a non-Thunderbolt display off of this one. My setup is a 13" Macbook Air, closed while running this TB display as the primary display. I'd like to daisy-chain a second large monitor (1080p non-TB display) or projector with an adapter off of this monitor. Not allowed.