I really don't see a design flaw with the wiring. Just connect the wires before mounting them in the slots and you'll be golden. And I've tried to find "a better monitor for half the price with better specs", and I couldn't. One of the main selling points for me was PIP/PBP functionality - none of the other gaming monitors with the Raptor's specs had it that I could find. Considering the Raptor's feature set, I think the price is a bit high but still in line and I'm sure the price should come down in the coming months. I'd really like to see a 32" version though, but the 27" will hold me over for now.