If the best option suggested above with qualifiers is the i1Pro, what is the cost of that relative to the Spyder 3, and how does that cost difference compare to the needs of the OP? Also do a google search on the i1Pro Rev D and you will find that it is not all roses either. The information you quote recommends a DTP-94 with "corrections", which COlorEyes also offers without the "corrections" - one would need to know what those corrections are and how to do them. Interesting, however, that the same vendor who bundles both colorimeters with their software, and has tested each, still recommends the Spyder 3 for wide-gamut displays - unless they are unaware of the "corrections" to be applied to the DTP-94, and what method and software are needed to do that.
Now Chuck tells us he has already ordered what he ordered, so he has a choice of either cancelling his order and doing more fundamental research, or letting it proceed, install it and try it, and see whether it works for him. I know the Forum you are quoting from; there are tendancies in some circles to discuss theory and perfection, with insufficient emphasis on budgets and useability relative to the requirements of different users. One needs to read all this stuff with an eye to practicality.