Good point. I still don't understand why they did that on the iMac.
BTW, teckstud, I saw the27" iMac in Fry's the other day and tried to see how the store lighting affected the glare and I must say I am not sure I can completely agree with you on that one. Of course that could be because of the crap systems I have had to put up with for the last 10+ years. They were so bad that the glare you talk about on the iMac glass screen may have possibly gone unnoticed.
If you ever get a chance to compare a glass vs matte direct comparison you'll see. Ironically I'm able to do so every time I visit Apple 5th Avenue as a class is conducted right in the open using the old matte cinema display. Everyone can view it easily from all angles. If you stand next to a user on an iMac you can barely see it. Each user has to individually adjust it. This plus the fact that the screen has no vertical adjustment and now has more glass just doesn't cut it.