Wow the way things are going AMD will never BE intels Equal they should just drop out of manufacturing Processors seriously if this is what BUlldozer brings us then this is the biggest Dissapointment ever
People will find a use for BD, and the market will reflect it eventually. As far as AMD dropping out of the picture, that would be bad for the market. Competitive pricing is what keeps intel in check. As far as BD goes, yes I'm a little disappointed, but even if they came out and smashed Sandy Bridge, it would still be a year at best before I bought one.
Food for thought people... personally I could be happy if every thread wasn't a p***ing contest...