Alot of it has to do with the same reason's most AMD guys endorse AMD in the same manner. AMD was crap a few years ago against intel and everywhere you looked, intel was practically in every machine and that is what everyone is used to. Its all about marketing strategy. My whole point here in the forums is this: Don't base your decisions only on what you read, explore the options for yourself and see the differences. As a computer builder for almost 13 years and having the luxury of being able to build multiple machines, I for one can see and test both sides of the fence in comparison of the other.
My intel machines are no 'slouches' against my AMD machines in fact, they perform better in some cases. Forget about specs and technical talk for a second, If I were to bring in the average user and just let them use my two gaming rigs I have currently setup here, it would be very hard to tell the differences between the two. I game with both machines online and offline and there litterally is no difference. Benchmarks may prove that wrong and they have only in some areas in favor of AMD.
Two of the biggest problems constantly pointed out in testing and in the forums against the Intel Prescotts especially is heat and performance which I completely disagree only based on real world testing here. I am typing this on my prescott 630 on a DFI board with an Intel 925X-T2 chipset overclocked currently to 3.7ghz and its sitting here idling at 32-33C which is not hot by any means. I ran prime 95 on this machine for 8 hours last week and the temp only went as high as 47C. Simply put, that is not hot at all and is rather normal. Yes I am using an aftermarket zalman cooler and arctic silver 5 but still, where's the heat index? My AMD's run just as hot.
The second problem everybody complains about is performance. This machine smokes my AMD X2 3800 in certain areas and this processor only cost 180 bucks. Yes it uses more power than the AMD does but of course it does, its clocked alot higher.
In conclusion, it only makes sense to judge something only when you can have it in front of you and can actually see it perform. I love my Intel machines as well as my AMD processors. I just don't understand where everyone comes off saying Intel sucks when I certainly don't see it except maybe the power bill. But if thats the only thing, I can live with it.
MPJesse - I made sure I broke this down in paragraph form for you man! haha