I haven't owned it for too long as this monitor as you said was just released. But here is how I feel about it. In terms of how my eyes react to it, my initial experience with this monitor is similar to using any other device with a RLCD screen like the Hisense Q5 tablet (or older smaller devices where squinting is needed like the GameBoy Color, GameBoy Advance or the first generation Nintendo DS with the backlight turned off), that is, it doesn't cause me any eye strain. However, this of course may differ for each person depending on what causes their eye strain, but as my eye issues stem primarily from flicker and looking into bright light directly, I'm very satisfied with the monitor in this aspect. In my subjective opinion, it looks quite close to looking at a framed picture (for example if you open a still image file with a >1080p resolution). This is however also due to the glossy finish that the monitor has, which is in my opinion one of its weak points. Not sure if this is necessary for light to pass through the TFT panel so it can bounce off the reflective polarizer installed behind it. I would like to test a matte screen protector, but buying a custom-made 32 inch one will cost a(nother) fortune though.
As for comparisons to other RLCD screens available, I would rank the contrast as follows (note: I never owned, used, or saw a Pixel Qi, therefore I can't draw any comparisons on that):
Hisense Q5 > SVD RLCD 32" > GameBoy Advance > Nintendo DS.
If you own the Hisense Q5, you may be disappointed, as there seem to be people who really dislike its contrast. However as the screen is so large, this is mitigated in my opinion and due to this it makes the experience not the same, but still somewhat similar to the Q5. Also as someone will most likely use this with a computer running any of the major operating systems, you can also increase the gamma setting, which helps a lot just as it does on the Q5 for apps that allow to change the gamma setting.
As for how white color looks on it, it's RLCD, that is, white appears as a mirror-ish gray. During usage, I don't really notice it that much (nor do I think it is that huge of a deal), but from the experiences I read on RLCD screens over the years, this aspect seems to be disliked by quite a few people.
As advertised the refresh rate is 60 Hz. I can't tell you anything about the reaction time though, as I have no means to test it, but from another experience I read on Reddit, it's not 1ms. Imo this seems to be along the lines of 5ms (subjective opinion! don't take this as a fact, but it does seem like the 5ms monitors that I have used in the past).
As for price, I may be biased of course, because I did spend not only an eye-watering, but rather gut-punching amount of money on it. But luckily to my surprise, the monitor is very well made, as it is pretty sturdy and heavy, as its frame is made out of metal.
So basically what it boils down to is whether
- you like RLCD as a technology, as in how the picture looks
- you know that RLCD doesn't cause you eye strain
- you are ready to stomach the price tag
so this got longer than I anticipated, but I hope this answers most of the questions you might have had.