Hah, yeah, something special about the real vector screens and the phosphor glow and trails.
Have you seen/used VIDE for developing? It's really the best setup and has loads of great tools too and is being actively developed itself:
I did my first game in textpad and using AS09 to compile but my new game I'm using VIDe and it really speeds the whole process up.
(my game: www.vectorrepublic.co.uk)