Great review, W1zz. Like I've said before, your writing is very refreshing for a technology piece. I've run across my fair share of reviewers that didn't use correct grammar.
This whole "change is bad" attitude is complete nonsense. These cards, as stated by AMD multiple times, and in these reviews, are meant to be a performance/price sweet spot, and not a direct replacement for the 58xx series. If AMD didn't inform the public in a clear and precise manner then people might have an excuse to flame them. However, AMD released a card that is performing this well, and a consumer not reading reviews or news on the name switch has no right to say they were duped. Ignorance is not an excuse.