No I have not, But I have the VE247H and it's a really good looking TN panel. Some people complain about slight ghosting on white backgrounds but I haven't ever had that issue. The VH model I linked is apparently considered one of the best TN panels for gaming.
Or, if I raise my budget to, say, $250, will it give me more breathing room for a better monitor? I don't play high-intensity games like TF2 or BF3 or anything, so I am not sure if that will have any bearing on my decision.