what exactly do you mean by that?
What I mean is am I missing out on the additional viewable area. For example when you go from 1680 x 1050 to the larger area you can see more in your field of view in most games. I noticed a huge improvement in viewable area going from 1280 x 1024 to 1680 x 1050 about 3 years ago. I could never really go back now to a lower resolution. So, since I dont know what I am missing using a smaller resolution I am asking those that have made the change if I am missing anything.