allot of that is user bias. You might be the type of guy not to notice any diffrence between high and ultra or 1050 vs 1080. Generally cpus are priced according to their performance. so a $150 cpu will give you about the same experience regardless of which cpu it is. There are always exceptions though , like the fx8350 being good at encoding, or a good sale at microcenter.
try to avoid the bulldozer FX processors (eg 4100, 6100). the piledriver architecture is a better option and aren't priced much more than the bulldozer counterparts. personally, in the budget catagory, AMD are pretty much dominant, as the only intel processors for that price bracket worth considering are i3's, which wont perform as well as an FX6300 at a similar price point, meaning AMD give a much better value for performance for the price. at high budgets, intels do perform better (high i5's/i7's) but the performance/price ratio is still worse than the AMD equivalent at a lower price (8350's etc). just my opinion and by what i've seen.