Finally waded through all of trolling, flaming and name-calling. Was a fun read
Now to something more on topic,
1) I believe both the 290x and 780Ti are currently overpriced in comparison to the 290. Dropping the 290x to $499 and the 780Ti to $599 or even $649 would really be the sweet spot for everyone involved (except NV of course
2) We should wait for non-reference designs for the 290/(x) to really understand what these cards are capable of. AMD really neutered their cards with that god-aweful reference cooler.
3) Right now the premium for the 780Ti is totally justified, you get a faster, cooler, quieter card. No waiting for non-ref. That's worth the premium in my book
With all that being said, I'm still waiting for non-reference from Asus/Sapphire/MSI on the 290x to make my decision. Would love to see another price drop as well.