Okay, point taken. Let me rephrase that - the best 30" monitor in the $1000 to $1500 range.
I reckon my answer is the same as Jacks.. $1000-$1500 is already a considerable investment.. might as well get a product you'll truly enjoy and will do the job adequately. Even if you have to wait a bit longer to get it..
Of course I'm assuming you want this for imaging and will want it properly color profiled? For game playing there are different requirements.
I'm saying this as the thrifty guy I am concerning such things. My last pair of monitors were with me over seven years and I really had to squeeze my wallet hard to come up with the cash for two NEC Spectraview LCD2690uxi2's.. especially at prices over here..
Which brings up another point.. color profiling. There 'can' be a bunch of issues using your existing color profiling device and software so you might need to budget for this aspect of things as well.. and the "SV" version of the NEC gives you the best possible combination of hardware/software for profiling at a reasonable "sold as a kit and included" price.
There's also an included 4 year warranty.. if that's more than the others you listed how much is the extra year or three worth to you?
Sorry to stick my nose in.. money is always a sensitive subject and I understand budgets.. but though this be worth a bit of emphasis.