I've come full circle on CRTs.
I started messing with "retro" hardware back when people were calling 486's "E-waste" and 8088's "Useless/Doorstops". Back then I was lucky enough to find out what my favorites are, and god do I wish I still had some of them. Like the super heavy flat-panel CRT Zenith 1490 VGA from 1987, that thing had the brightness and contrast on top, they weigh about 45LBS (which is nuts for a 14" CRT), and have a cooling fan inside (probably why I found a lot of em' back then). VGA games in 320X200 look AMAZING on those. For CGA/EGA/Mono I had a Mitusbishi that I regret selling, it was a farily high Dot-Pitch EGA monitor with the ability to emulate Green, B&W, or Amber Monochrome, it had interlaced low res-mode graphics to compete with the best arcade monitors.
After awhile I got sick of the weight and started using LCD's, I had a very nice Dell that got cracked in an accident, which was replaced by an HP 1530, which really could not put up with the "weird" graphics modes my 486 threw at it and eventually started having problems where you could not turn it on without pressing the power button for 2 minutes and all kinds of other odd issues such as retaining images (it looks like when a DisplayLink USB docking station fails). After that experience, I started looking for CRTs for my old stuff again. The only old box left that will have an LCD is my Compaq Portable 486c, and that's because it came with one when new (640X480P).
Right now I've got a really nice and amazingly crisp CTX with digital controls from 1994, my 486 uses that, a fairly recent vintage blue IBM monitor for my 286, and am using a 22" Sony Trinitron WEGA TV for my Tandy 1000 - though I wish I could find a good 9-pin monitor for a decent price for the Tandy so I did not have to use TV Mode on a Television via Composite.