Optix/DTP-94 is not all gone. Andrew has less than the best info here. Since we are actually buying them and can continue to buy them and are being told by XRite that we can continue to buy them, we might actually know something he does not. That being said the 94 is not the best device for wide gamut monitors. In that case the spyder3 wins. For standard monitors the 94 is still the best option. As for "Smart Monitors" there are several that provide the option of their own solution and several third party solutions, Eizo, Samsung and Lacie just to name few. They provide varying levels of control, bit depth and internal lut fuctionality. Most support several instruments.
I have the Optix/DTP-94 and the Monaco Pro but have just bought the HP LP2475w, a wide gamut monitor. Should I get the Spyder3 to calibrate this monitor or just try to get results with the 94? Tempted just to get the Spyder3 as I dont want to spend ages getting it right!