when talking crt's it's down to personal preference. as you can see some people like the authentic 80's feel, and I used to too until I got into import gaming a bit and couldnt play any ntsc games on my tv (I had a 68cm wooden Thorn tv with an ultrasonic remote until about six years ago. I used a vcr as a converter from composite to rf)
Then I got a good quality 68cm Panasonic flat crt which was about $750 at the time. It's got the best picture and colour quality I've ever seen on a crt and I still use it now.
I got an lcd hdtv a little while later and ended up using it as a computer monitor because the picture quality was garbage.
then I got an 82cm flat sony trinitron because 68cm is a bit small by todays standards.. but no that sucked too in comparison, so back to my old 68cm Panasonic.