I got a 24" BenQ Widescreen recently. I was upgrading from a 19" LCD. I use my computer at a 'standard' sized desk (2.5+ feet deep). My first impressions of the 24" were that it was HUGE. I know diagonally it is 'only' 5 inches but the thing really is big (bordering on a tad obscene). I too had at one time considered getting a 30" widescreen monitor. Now I am extremely glad that I did not go any larger than the 24". Plus the larger the screen the more you'll need to spend on hardware to keep it 'fed'.