Don't know what your budget is but there are some 'reasonably priced' and very fast 19" LCD panels out there now. I mention this because I migrated from 17 to 19 recently and the difference in real estate contributes to a enhanced gameing experience. I play some FPS but more EQ and WoW which are not so frame intensive. I have a Hyundai L90D+ (which has a thread in this forum) which can be bought for between 380 - 410. But there are gobs of good panels coming out that are just as good. There is a lot of personal preference involved here too.
Never saw the Planar but they seem to have a loyal following. I posted some monitor review links in other threads in this forum. Most have prices too. If you can't find that info let me know and I will repost here.