Actually I would like to have a "perfect" monitor, but with CRT screens that is not really going to happen. Slight geometry problems wouldn't be that bad, BUT the first FP955 I had also had a dead pixel out in the middle of the screen. The pixel stood out, because it was bright red. It also had that vertical "bar" interference. I recently looked for consumer reviews of this monitor, and noticed other people had uncorrectable ghosting problems as well.
A monitor is a big investment to me. I don't have the $$$ to spend on Sony's top-of-the-line 24" widescreen Professional monitor. The NEC was $440 shipped, which is really low compared to what a "good" 19" would've cost years ago. Probably to cut costs, manufacturers are loosening their quality control and also install cheaper parts. Even if, any "professional" branded monitor shouldn't have many defects. I went to CompUSA this past week to look at monitors, and they had lower-end NEC monitors that didn't have these problems. At least not the display models. The only thing was, that text did not look as sharp, because of the higher dot pitch used on these monitors.
Someone on another forum was mentioning that EIZO monitors are really good, although more expensive. I looked at prices and their 19" is about $200 more than what I paid. If I must pay a little more for a good 19" so be it.