I was particularly struck by the beauty of Luc(as) de Groot's Consolas, which is his monospaced design for Microsoft's upcoming Vista release. This font, similar to his earlier TheSansMono, demonstrated clearly to me that monospaced fonts do not have to suck.‡
And that piqued my curiosity. After a few days of hunting, I found a source that could get me the font for less than the list price of $Ridiculous
Even though it was explicitly designed for programming, it's a little funny looking. And the zeros aren't dotted or crossed.
in Gnome Terminal