Who knew getting an IPS monitor could make such a difference to your images?!!
After the (un)fortunate demise of one of my two old BENQ monitors I decided to invest in a decent 24" 16:10 monitor ( U2415 from PC Case Gear). The difference in image quality and colour representation is phenomenal. I'm still using one of the old monitors as a second screen, and the faint purple hue and lack in brightness are now really noticeable (something I'd never picked up on before). If you are in two minds as to whether it's worth it or not, just do it!