150MB's is fast but not what I paid for and my old 750GB HDD did 112MB's so where the win
The win is in the near zero access time and the 'much quicker than a HDD' random file speeds. Unless your do something heavy using sequential file transfers then those speeds are only 'eye candy' to lure you in.
No, benchmarking is real enough, its just advertising like to tout the best and make it seem important when in truth most users don't often transfer large sequential files to make use of those top speeds.
If you think about it, if everything could transfer at top speeds - even at 150MB/s windows would load in what? 1/25 of a second.