I'd be concerned that binder pages wouldn't be the best way to protect thicker cards. It seems like binder pages would put more wear and tear on them. -Just my opinion. I keep my PC cards in top loaders, in boxes. I agree with you that it's not the ideal way to view your collection.
I'd like someone to build a nice looking picture frame that would perfectly hold 2-3 rows of 2-3 columns of cards for display purposes. (I'm picturing acrylic slats that you just slide the cards into). Use that museum glass that keeps the light off of paintings. I've seen those wooden shadow boxes and cabinets, but that's not what I'm talking about. -If anyone has seen something like this, let me know. Maybe I'll start a new thread.
I did a little research, and I think what you need is a toploader binder. Here's a youtube video review of one that I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkWSmoEq0SQ