I've been shopping for a replacement for my HP w2207h that I bought in 2008. 5ms GTG with no overdrive (so its actually a lot slower than that). Its been fine - in RPGs and MMOs I have never really noticed ghosting/blurring as I play. Prior to that I had a 2005 17" with 12ms. Again, never noticed ghosting/blurriness. Is response time/ghosting/blurriness/smearing even an issue with today's modern monitors, regardless of panel type? Save for a small minority of hardcore FPS gamers I'd wager it isn't. Some of the biggest buzz on hardware forums the past few months have been the Korean IPS monitors purchased on eBay. They don't have particularly good response times (by today's standards) yet that aspect is almost never mentioned. Almost to a post on about four hardware forums I visit most say how BF3 plays smoothly without ghosting/blurriness. I've been thinking about getting an IPS (Asus PA248Q) or BenQ MVA monitor (GW2750HM). Many sites and posts warn against anything but a fast, overdriven TN if you game, but is that really necessary (save for fast action FPS games - which I don't play)? If I've been happy with a non-overdrive TN from five or six years ago I would imagine a current IPS or MVA with overdrive would probably be fine. Just looking for really good 8 bit color and image quality this time.