Just pray that a 27" could be less than $1500 around end of this year.
Another thing I pray for is that a major chain retailer carry them. I noticed the bigger a chain is, the less reluctant they are at taking returns. Big ones like Walmart and Costco literally takes anything back. This is especially important for monitors. Unlike far-away TVs, we sit up close to monitors and can identify every single dead pixel, even if you don't want to. It's so common that these things have dead pixels, to the point that even my brand new $2000 rMBP have 3 dead pixels. Too bad that Apple's dead pixel policy is 5-10 something, pretty much the number that my laptop is no where near. If I bought it from Costco, I would have returned it the first day and got it replaced. Stores like future-shop (if you live in Canada) and other regional chains, are reluctant to take anything back. They're sensitive to loss of profit.