Reading through all of this information just serves to remind me (as an owner of six different AMD cards):
Being an AMD supporter is exactly like being a fan of the Cleveland Browns... basically when you get together at a bar/pub with your fellow Brownies the conversations typically revolve around, "this is THE YEAR, this time we have the team and roster to take us ALL THE WAY, this year's draft was the best one ever, never discount our HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE, etc. etc."
Then we actually go up against the competition (including Detroit), get the living #### stomped out of us (both home and away) and basically just go mumble and complain among ourselves on the way back to the parking lot, drive off in our '93 Camaro to our parent's house, then proceed to go online and complain about how everything is one large NFL conspiracy against us (to our 30 FB friends).
And then every new year we plunk down $1,500 for tix and do it all again, because... this season will finally be the one.
Meanwhile: everyone outside of our circle just laughs at us while we suffer in our own little echo chambers.
TLDR: Nvidia has our number, we've just become so disappointed by AMD's crap over the years we no longer recognize it when others point it out and immediately get defensive about our sorry plight.
Myself: I'm holding out for a 1060 or saving for a 1070 this time around.