If there was one flat panel display I would get, it would be the Apple. Every other TFT display I've seen pales in comparison to the cinema. The colors are rich and vibrant and the text is clear as day. It's truly an amazing piece of display hardware.
The only one that comes close, IMO, is the display on my Dell laptop. 25 ms response rate and a 400:1 contrast ratio makes my CRT look crappy in comparison.