Yes, I will probably have to wait that long or more, unless my pc totally dies. Right now I'm in the process of educating myself more than anything else. It seems that AMD has a lot more flexibility to upgrade, so I'm leaning that way. I don't need to be on the cutting edge, but I'm looking for future support of major revisions: USB 3, SATA 6, PCI-3.
I'm kind of hoping for pc death, as that will give me an excuse to buy/build a new system!