Thanks mullet, I'm glad I'm not alone in wondering WTF is going on with 24" monitors.
The more I look around, the more it looks like even the top rated screens aren't ideal for everyone.
This monitor looks fantastic but I still don't like what they're saying about the input lag.
25ms average? That's horrible. It takes less time for my system to ping a Left 4 Dead server 1000 miles away than it takes for my monitor to display an image?
If I'm going to spend that much on a screen ($550 at newegg) it isn't going to have any problems that significant.
I think I'll just get a decent screen that fits my needs and is as cheap as possible. That way I don't have much of an investment into it. Once there are 120Hz 1920x1200 screens available at a decent price with great picture quality and low response times I'll spend the big bucks on a monitor.