I bought an ASUS G75-VW a few weeks ago for $1,250... I'm a Systems Engineer for a large datacenter, I've been gaming since mid-to-late 80s from an atari to a commodore 64 all the way up to present times. I repaired Toshiba laptops for over 5 years and many PCs.
I must say, this laptop is the best machine I've ever had the pleasure of using - nevermind owning. I absolutely LOVE this laptop... So far I've installed and played (almost all with MAXED out graphics settings):
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Guild Wars 2
Far Cry 3
Mass Effect 3
This machine played all of the above games with very high to max settings without ever dropping below 30 FPS. I'm impressed!! Sure there are faster, more expensive, cooler machines out there but if I can play all of the above almost perfectly - This is more than I need, and I didnt need to spend $2k PLUS to get it.