I like steady competition but at the same time i was really getting tired of waiting for nvidia to come out with something. After all the extra time they took what they released isn't worth the money in any way whatsoever and that is disappointing to me. I purchased my 5870 about 2 weeks ago and was waiting on the release of the fermi cards so that i could decide whether i made a good choice or not. and the way it looks i think i have made an excellent choice. My 5870 is quieter, draws less power, seems more user friendly as far as oc'ing, bios modding, and drivers. It's been a long time since i've used ati cards, and i couldnt' be happier i switched back. This release of fermi just made me all the happier.