I too was really hot to go with something like the 30" Apple. However after discussing this with others and a consultant in color management I went with the Eizo CE240W. I am very happy I did, excellent monitor and the company is very committed to support and service.
I am going to make a comment about LaCie. I did have a LaCie monitor and it was troublefree. But over the last two years in regards to their external drives LaCie has prove themselves to be a less than stellar company in the area of customer support. On many boards and many many times I, and I am not alone, have read and discussed of the failures of their drives and worse, the total lack of response and support from LaCie. They have caused many photographers a great deal of grief. A Google search and a search on many of the forums on the pro boards will confirm this. As such I would urge everyone to stay clear of any LaCie product. LaCie has earned this distinction and it deserves to be shared.