I looked at a variety of other monitors this evening; tomorrow, I'm taking this monitor back and exchanging it for a big honkin' CRT that will be $100 less and 2" larger, not to mention allowing me to keep my preferred 1024x768 and not poking me in the eye.
My conclusion: flat panels are still only half baked.
Also, I bought myself a new non-wireless trackball for the new system. Mmm ... non-wireless trackball... I used to have one long ago, and I can't even remember what happened to it. Either it was on the old Mac, or it just got old and died, I can't remember which. But I've always preferred trackballs to mice for most applications, so it'll be nice to go back to that.
That's all for now; g'nite, everybody! Have a great tomorrow!