To a very real extent its about intended use case. If there are people buying the LGA2011 platform to play games then they likely didn’t understand that it’s a Xeon based platform best suited to such tasks. One could blame Intel for its marketing and positioning of a given product but it is still up to the consumer to research what they buy. I don’t thin Intel will add more cores simply because AMD does. It would likely come down to overall performance. Intel presumably will not upgrade the LGA2011 platform chipset for Ivy Bridge-E or so I have heard.