WHY!! AMD needs money bad
You're right! So, when Phenom comes out, get rid of your Intel chip and buy a new Phenom. Might as well buy a new 3870 video card or two, since ATI belongs to AMD. Just think, if everyone on this forum ran out and bought a new AMD Phenom, it would amount to what, a few hundred sales?
OK, enough sarcasm. AMD's problems go far deeper than a few sales to enthusiasts. AMD needs to impress the business market with reasons to buy its chips, and so far, I don't see many. In fact, I haven't seen many Barcelona chips from AMD on sale at all. I think they need to end the NDAs that are plastered everywhere, send out more CPUs to reviewers, and start getting both CPUs and video cards out on the market. Forget the sales talk, supply the goods. As it is, the reputation they've built over the last year and a half is such that I'd trust a used car saleman more. And maybe I should apologize to the used car salesman for comparing him with an AMD executive. And this is from someone who has bought AMD CPUs for the past seven years.