While I've ordered my new PC, I haven't decided on a display yet. We have several around the house, so it's not an immediate concern, but I do want to replace my current CRT in the near future.
Whenever I purchase electronics, especially computer parts, I make one decision before I even look at a single product. I ask myself which of two factors is most important: price to quality ratio, or suitability for purpose. Essentially, I decide if the purchase a temporary or (effectively) permanent solution.
In the case of the former, I pick a baseline price and work outward from there, looking for the best satisfaction per dollar ratio. I'll have a few minimum requirements, but from there everything else is optional and added to the calculation. A faster or quieter product would or would not be worth an $x price increase, and so forth. These kinds of goods I tend to replace more regularly, or else can't afford to go with the second option.
In the case of the latter, I decide what I want, and only even consider products that 100% fulfill those wants. If a factor is worth considering at all, it is required to fully meet my desires. If no product fits the bill at a price I am willing to pay, I forgo the product entirely.
As an example, my current car was a case of the former. I needed a reliable car, but did not have the resources to buy an optimal car nor the ability to wait for a more favourable market. I compromised. I'm now slowly looking into buying a new car. As there is no immediate or pressing need, I have the luxury of waiting for an optimal car instead of settling for a stop-gap.
Considering that quality displays often (if not usually) outlive their PCs, I'm leaning toward the latter, which (admittedly) is something I rarely do.
All of that said, what do you guys like or recommend? I have several candidates, but I don't want to poison the idea well prematurely.