Thanks for info. My application is largely working with large panoramas, typically over 10,000 pixels wide, often over 100,000, so I think the largest monitor would be useful for me. I understand the principles of color management, though I still find the practice challenging. So I'm happy (sort of) to pay for something that I can grow into professionally, but being in Fairbanks I dont have the opportunity to easily check out monitors on my own or try them out, so I really appreciate the advice of this forum. From an internet search, it seems the PA 30" will be closer to $3000 (versus ~$2000 for the 3090), and I dont have enough expertise to understand whether I would actually be able to make use of this difference, either in my own eye quality or more importantly whether my printer (HP Z3100) will be able to reproduce the advantage. Considering that many of my prints are 20' long or more, it doesnt take too many mistakes to pay for a better monitor. That is, personally I'm not so concerned about how many colors I see on the screen but more whether those colors will look the same on the print. This is the part I've had a hard time finding information on, if anyone has any suggestions or links, I'd really appreciate it. So in short I guess my question is whether the PA series is going to make an appreciable difference in going from screen to plotter, or whether this is more important for those who need the best purely-digital images.
BTW, I found this link (and especially many of the links within it) to be especially helpful in understanding the different flavors of IPS for anyone interested http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/nec_pa241w.htm