Regent are you sure your all there? Lol how is wanting the better of the two price/performance wise any indication what so ever of being a fanboy? Look at my rig running a Diamond 7970 and Deneb. Also own a XFX DD 7970 (though it's been a hunk of junk till i got a new one in). I pay no homage to either company i get the best product i can afford for the money i have while hoping they both compete driving prices down for us consumers. Actually quite the opposite of any fanboy
Again lets look at the situation. If the 8970 comes out and is 10% faster than the 780 while costing 550$ we will see a price drop. Assuming the 780 drops around 450-500$ yes i would pick the 780 to save money, as the little bit of performance our theoretical 8970 would have over it wouldn't be enough for me to justify spending the extra 50$-100$.