I hope so since even a slow clocked Nehalem will destroy anything quad-like. The other possibility is, that prices remain as they are and a Nehalem will, once released, cost an arm and a leg... and then some.
Then again, given the prices of DDR3, intel has to make the platform itself attractive and affordable. So maybe we really see some dropping prices.
edit: Wow, instead of editing my previous post i obviously hit the reply button. I'm really turning into a posterboy for Post-whoring.