Billy, I do think that you need to do your homework before buying such expensive hardware!
The advantage of this monitor is that it gives very consistent output across the screen, as well as a gamut that nearly encompasses the Adobe RGB colour space and the ability to reduce the brightness well below that achievable with lower-end monitors (crucial for softproofing and printing), and along with the offerings from Eizo represent the industry standard at this point for high-end graphic, digital and video, image editing.
None of this negates the requirement for calibration. It is absolutely vital and without calibration would be roughly equivalent to buying a Ferrari and using it to tow a large caravan - possible, but a complete waste of time and money.
There are several proprietary pucks one can use to calibrate the monitor - look at the documentation and decide for yourself.
If I were you I would invest in the tutorial - Camera to Print and Screen (available from LuLa) - to get a better idea of the whole process of colour managment. It isn't really that hard - one just needs to know this stuff - and it does become second nature after a while.
Another cool feature of this monitor is that it allows different calibrations for different purposes.
So, learn how to use this monitor, and how to calibrate it properly, and it will reward you.