I have recently switched from gnome-terminal to urxvt, which I like much better. However, I like the way the fonts are rendered in gnome-based applications better. Here is a screenshot comparing urxvt running vim on the left and gvim on the right. Running vim on gnome-terminal also gives the appearence of the right side.
Urxvt seems to have a more "antialiased" look, but I think it's a bit too much. The Gnome version gives a better contrast, which is nicer for my eyes.
Would appreciate any help. Thanks!