Ok I'm a cheapass. I could upgrade my x1950 pro to a HD3850/8800GT for as much as I paid for the x1950 pro (which was an upgrade from a 9800 pro) which is just over $AU300. However, the performance difference just doesn't justify the price to me. I should get at least
a 1% performance increase for every $ I spend.
My avatar is a google pic, and if I actually had a cat it probably wouldn't be that cool