I'm thinking about buying a new 16:9 27" monitor but was also looking at the curved ones too. Not sure if it's worth it or not. I don't want to buy something where in a couple of years it dies out like 3D TV's did. I'd be using it mostly just for gaming and sitting at arms length about by the way. By the way my question pertains only to 16:9 monitors I could definitely see it being a standard for 21:9 monitors.