Probelm is when our budgets are limited and we want to play games/edit images etc. as quick as possible, are we going to pick a processor that's slower AND more expensive? As much as I wanted to support AMD, when I could buy a 2500k + mobo and overclock it for the same money as the closest equivalent Phenom (slower) or Bulldozer (even slower), I felt compelled to back the big guy. I hated taking this route, but I'd hate low frame rates in BF3 and Crysis etc. even more!