^You need to go look at the Atrix or X2. It's a real obvious thing even when not looking close if you have a phone with a normal LCD to compare it to. And it's even obvious the pentile one is the one that looks off. Color gradients from light to dark do a sorta flickering thing and many flat colors have a very obvious, even from a distance, hatch pattern to them.
Looking at a picture or movie it looks mostly regular in many cases I guess, but in menus and text boxes and such with flat colors and gradient shading it's really a bother to watch. The flat color hatching is an effect like REALLY old extreme low resolution devices and you immediately get that impression as soon as you notice such a flat color that exhibits this hatch effect. Other aspects are sharp enough I guess. I wouldn't knock on it so much if it wasn't so glaringly obvious and annoying as soon as you start investigating the device. As soon as you compare to any newer standard 800x480 device with an OK screen all bets are off. I can see how some might not be bothered by these aspects as they are more concerned with picture and video quality. It's just stinks real bad of a way to claim qHD to for the sake of a spec, rather than being done to get a superior resolution screen out on the market. And I don't think the average consumer cares so much about specs and will be confused and annoyed when it's supposed to be higher resolution and "HD", but doesn't look the part.
We are talking Bionic though and at this point am guessing this is one thing being addressed on it. I can't fault them for going ahead with these pentile screens on other phones as they probably essentially purchased a good load of these before realizing how big of a problem they may be in terms of limiting sales. I can see this turning into a big fiasco just like the locked boot loaders though if they insist on going forward with this tech just to try and keep per phone component costs minimized. As I keep saying my near 2 year old OG Droid has an obviously superior screen.