Terminal and "Grey on Black":
I am fascinated by folks who use white on black, and often wonder if it is just a lack of knowing, where / how to change the text colour.
#C0C0C0 is an nice Grey for text appearing on a Pure Black (#000000) background
Terminal Font - Monospace or Terminus:
The default in my Xfce terminal on Debian is 'Monospace', which is a perfectly usable font.
Going a little retro with Terminus
For widescreen desktop: "Terminus Bold" 16
For 15" laptop: "Terminus Bold" 14
Terminal Bell - love it or loath it:
For Xfce terminal, there is a MiscBell option in preferences file which should be set TRUE if you want to hear beep.
Terminal programs and terminal fonts - listings:
Just a quick hint or two for programs / fonts you might try.