Eh, we are getting to the point where fast chips that handle many, many threads are becoming commodity items. I wouldn't call someone who bought a FX 8350 or 6350 for gaming is getting cheated out of anything. They are solid products for their price range, and really the only significant downside is that they will pull more power and produce more heat than Ivy Bridge or Haswell (unless of course you start really overclocking Haswell...). If I had my druthers... AMD would have updated the 990FX with the A85X southbridge/MCH. I think that would have given the platform a nice boost.