Seeing your new avatar is kinda weird, but suits you well.
Looks like they'll get it right Next Gen, or hopefully fix what ever issues they have now, and improve the performance.
ALL year, all signs point to BD having issues. It's a new arch, I'm sure AMD will sort it out. I remember reading an article saying that a new stepping will be out in January, and THAT's the one to wait for.
AMD needs gets these issues sorted out over the next year whether that is a new stepping or tweak/fixes in the design that show up in PD. I am very hopeful that AMD will soon get back into the high performance game, but for the time being I am an Intel guy.