So the U3011 is 25% off until the 7th ($1125 shipped). I've always wanted a solid IPS panel screen, I could just never justify spending over a grand on it. I really do nothing related to multimedia design and already have a 42" plasma I use to watch movies/youtube. My current main monitor is a 25" PoS no namer I got on sale 3 years ago for like $200.
I guess I just want a solid crisp monitor that I can game on when I don't feel like using the 1080p and would prefer a 1600p.
I don't see the prices of 30"+ IPS panels dropping for a long long time as they have been over the $1200 mark for the newer models for at least 5-6 years.