Well, I use 1280x1024 and I was intrigued by what was being said here, so I changed over to 1280x960 to see what the fuss was about.
I must say, it looks damn butt-ugly. It may just be that I'm not used to it, but all the fonts look out of proportion, they look narrower than they should be. In fact, everything looks narrower. And besides, on my Iiyama VM Pro 452 I can't stretch the screen's horizontal width right to the edge of the screen in that resolution. There is a gap of about 10cm.
/me switches back to 1280x1024
Mathmatics can bite me.