I've always had good luck with BenQ monitors. I'm currently using a 27" BenQ monitor that is over 5 years old. It's used every day and is as good as the day I bought it. They have lots of choices in panels and decent prices as well.
The duds that didn't last have always been from the traditional name brands, especially Viewsonic. They must buy cheap generic monitors and just slap on their brand name and a big markup.