I run it at 1600x1200x32 at 75MHz all morning, noon and nighty nite nite and it is a pleasure. The text is just as good as any monitor I've ever laid eyes on. Nice and crisp and well saturated, as are the graphics. The two damper wires are visible but quite faint and I don't notice them at all--unless I search for them. I doubt they will bother you but you never know. This is my first Diamondtron/Trinitron type tube (I've used shadow mask since 1993) and I don't wanna go back! It is pretty easy on the eyes
I live in Calgary and got the monitor at 4 Star Computers down in Bridgeland, near downtown. It was $599 plus 7% GST, for a total of about $640.
The rebates, as far as I know, were only for the FE950 models, not the new pluses. All the places around Calgary selling the older model were trying to get $699 for them with a $75 rebate.
Have you found a manufacturer's rebate that I can use?
Where do you live?