Re: RIP second Samsung 305T
I've used the Dell U3011 and noticed the backlight bleed as well. That's one of the reasons I went with a DoubleSight DS-307W. No backlight bleed at all and it's the same H-IPS panel. It's also an all aluminum construction.
I think people have been conditioned to automatically go with Dell monitors. I've always hated Dell, so there's little chance I'd ever get a Dell anything for my own personal computer.