From my experience, unless your a professional who needs a reference quality picture, for: video editing, graphics arts, animation.
I can't see any reason to go with CRTs anymore, unless you don't have the money for the LCD, it sounds to me however like your willing to spend the bucks. I personally have the ViewSonic VP191b, much clearer then my NEC ever was, bright colors, in my opinion a much better monitor for a consumer.
I would still suggest just going in a store that carries flagship models of both types of monitors and see what you like. Everyone has their own personal taste. I notice CRTs have a more glossy look because of the glass screen and coating they normally use. However in my opinion, a good LCD is just as clear if not clearer then the best (consumer) CRTs out there, and also has the same if not better vivid colors.
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