While the VT60's (and ZT series) sets are hard to find, minimalists can still find the Panasonic Broadcast BT300-series displays out there, which I think are extremely good if you calibrate them correctly. These are still widely used for mastering network shows and Blu-ray transfers in LA and NY.
I have a Panasonic TH-42BT300 myself that I use for mastering in my small post house, and it's been a champ. There's zero features -- just one HDMI input, no smart TV features, no speakers, no tuner, no nothing -- but if you use it with an outboard HDMI switcher, I think it could work for some setups.
The trick with the BT300 is to dig deep into the menus and turn a lot of the power-saving, pixel-shifting stuff off. Once you do all that, the picture can be surprisingly good. The 42" model is still available (brand-new) from B&H Photo for about $1600, which is about half of what they used to sell for a couple of years ago. I have no connection to the company except as a satisfied customer.