Yes it was a good deal for last year you could get better for $500 now but not massively.
Agreed. Today it is a pretty good deal, a year ago it was a great deal. You should be fine with most games, however, with BF3 and some very new titles the 460 might start to show it's age a little bit. By no means will it not be able to play games, you will just have to settle for medium settings or below for most games. This all depends on what resolution you game at and how demanding the game actually is.