Considering this monitor costs ~$800 (MSRP?) and an A+ calibrated with perfect convergence FW900 costs $1000, I'd say no we have not come a long way from CRTs at all.
For $200 more (the price of a G-Sync module), I get a monitor that has superb color and contrast levels, response time, excellent motion clarity, and no risk of dead pixels with 0 scaling issues since every resolution is native. 15 years old and it's still relevant.
If space and weight weren't an issue, I would've brought my FW900 with me. All of the monitors we're buying now are merely stopgaps until OLED monitors (that hopefully use BFI or FI to combat sample-and-hold flaws) join the fray, then we wouldn't need ULMB as much and stick with VRR.
I appreciate a good CRT. They're most definitely superior for gaming and watching videos. But that trade-off just isn't worthwhile for me since LCDs are far better for desktop work. I need a big, high-resolution display with sharp text and doesn't generate a ton of heat.