Socket 1366 is here to stay for a long time. 1156 is mainstream and 1366 is enthusiast, hardcore. Most of the 1156 will have HT disabled or only ddual cores. i9 is also coming to the socket 1366 not the 1156. 1366 is the best of the best.
Just because the 965BE close to the i7 in a game or two doen not make them equal, the i7 excells at everything besides gaming especially multithreaded apps.
i7 powns anything AMD has to offer currently.