you edited your original post. but you did mention a "CRAPPY TN PANEL".
mainstream TN panels do suck, but this AU optronics panel used on these gsync displays are actually pretty damn good.
i owned a pg278q from day 1. and i also have an acer predator ips gsync as well.
the TN panel actually feels much better when gaming. And gaming is the main point of GSYNC, so image quality does not matter 1 bit when gaming. And if it did, i never noticed.
Now photo editing, or any other content creation, yes ips is vastly superior in color accuracy, brightness, contrast and viewing angles.
but again, gsync monitors are marketed towards gamers, not content creators. so color accuracy does not matter 1 bit. viewing angles? who tha fuck games while looking at his/her monitor at an angle? again, does not matter 1 bit.
but if your argument was that this TN panel is vastly overpriced considering the fact that it is priced too close to them, yes we can both agree on that. The dell gsync is a much better option for the same panel.