It's not like the x-PVA and S-IPS technologies are anything new or cutting-edge, however almost all the monitors available right now use TN, even the more expensive ones. One used to be able to find a good 20" S-PVA and even a 24" S-IPS. Now it seems the only choice is 30" (arrggh!). Can anyone name one model on the market in the 20-22" range that is not a TN? What ever happened to choice? Sometimes the drive for lowest price is hurting customers, and this seems to be one of those situations.
Yes, I know, OLED's or <insert_wonder_tech_of_the_moment> will make all this rant obsolete. But they (like the rest of trekkie tech that seems to always be "on the horizon") are not here. Yet.