Wow that was a wonderful and insightful reply to my question, thanks a lot!
I'd love to see the references for the research you are mentioning, it seems really interesting and relevant.
I would also ask if you could share how you would use such a monitor? For work? Any thoughts on screen set-up? (Next to main screen, number of screens, etc.) As to understand your solution need in more detail..
Your comments on implementation trade-offs and workarounds are duly noted and I agree that many of the "technological" downsides can be offset.
I hope it's OK we keep it in this thread as the topic still is e-ink monitor related.