I haven't even OC'ed mine yet I don't know what I could expect out of it!
And i can agree with you about the Intel/Nvidia thing.
two years ago when i first started getting into the PC scene I had genuinely never heard of AMD or ATI.
In fact i didn't even know who Nvidia was, i just thought Geforce was the bee knees!
Also, I agree. I realize in the middle of some of the debates I get into that the member on the other side is probably half my age. It also is harder to look at the "big picture" when you are younger. It seems like the here and now is how it has always been as thats all you know. (now, before you all start posting that age doesn't matter, well in some cases you're right. I know plenty of people that are in their 30's, 40's and 50's that act like children )
Anywho, I am hoping the 4850's are going to be good OCres and work well for lower resolutions. If they are cheap enough, it may justify a water bloack and a volt-mod along with some near death overclock.