I feel like I'm in the minority here, but I've had my display a year and I love it. Have had not one issue with it, 3D works great, and when I leave to go visit family, it's a quick pack up to take with me.
I build a custom PC last year as well and use the monitor for that, although I had not used the 3D on my PC to test it for you.
where did you see it for $179?
it was $179.99 at Best Buy for the last few months since black friday... i just checked today to see if they still have them... but even the online store stopped selling them... only way to get it now is through an online retailer. the problem now is that they are selling these for much more than they should be, probably because they aren't making them anymore.