Not trying to start an argument, but I have to ask... what did folks do when the best they could get was possibly overclocking their 60hz monitor to 75/80hz?Pinball is static for the most part. I wouldn't enjoy it in FPS.
I'm not a FPS player, let alone somebody who plays competitavely , and it makes sense to me that a higher frequency response is going to be a big deal when competing against other players, especially when a big part of the game play is an almost "instinctive" reaction to something like movement at the corner of your FOV. If you see it first because your monitor is displaying it quicker than your opponent then I can understand how that's an advantage.
Is it just that it was acceptable when everybody was responding to 60hz and that now it's a disadvantage if you're not getting the same refresh rate as the competition? Back "in the day" when 60hz was it, did overclocking your response rate give a player a definitive advantage?