Honestly mate, I think you're being overly picky. You don't use a racing car to work, and you don't drive a Prius on Le Mans. Use one monitor for gaming, another for work. Is that really so difficult?
I lugged a huge CRT to a LAN party once. Never again.
Well usually there are no lan parties where graphic artists play graphic suites against each other ;p And nowadays, everything got Internet.. so yeah.. I loath lugging my CRT (and I did so barely 3 times the last 10 years) (but to be fair, it can be carried a lot better than those thin-frame TV things....)
By the way, does anyone here know a proper LCD review site with a (recent and large) buyers guide and.. with ratings?
I want non-cryptic reviews. Ghosting YES or NO, proper SRGB specturm, yes, no.. black-point value (if at 0% brightness black is 120cd/m² then that screen is for the dump.
The proper analogy is that you use a ship to sail over the ocean, not a car. Graphics design and gaming go hand in hand, I need to test what I make for games, no? 2 Screens would be like ye needed 2 boats, one that can float, and 1 that can propel you forward. A cheap gamer LCD would be like a car, doesn't swim, doesn't propel. Worthless technology. Outdated in 3 years.
Maybe I am overly picky (Or maybe I am the only one actually caring that the screen doesn't display things as it SHOULD display them), but I don't buy things that are in some regards technological inferior to something made 30 years ago. Hence, I am holding out till OLEDS come around and get stable enough for cheap production.
I always love the shocked look of artists who work on LCD's when they hit the print button. That one is truly priceless. ^^