My current 17" BenQ is enough for everyday comp use, with 500:1 contrast and 12 ms response.
But it's a bit small for movies and a bit slow for gaming.
I want to get something that's at least 19" and have <8ms response time. As for contrast ratio and the other stuff, it can't be a bad LCD if its got less than 8ms response time. My budget is around $400-500 USD max, after I sell my current LCD and save up a bit.
I know...I drool over the Apple Cinema displays and other 30" LCD as well...but please keep the price realistic