I don't think it'll cost 1000. AMD doesn't have the reputation anymore to sell at those prices. Maybe competing with the lower 6-core intel processors.
If (and only if) they come out with something genuinely competitive with Intel's Extreme Edition (and I don't mean the 980x either - I mean whatever is coming out next year, around the same time frame as Bulldozer), then they could justifiably charge $800+ for it, as they have in the past. It has little to do with reputation, and much to do with performance.
Let's have hope at least.It would be nice to have some high end AMD CPU's sold as solid high end performers rather than just merely ending up as a good value proposition for budget CPU's.It would be extra nice if AMD releases an awesome performer though at a reasonable price (better performing than Intel's high end but half of the price kind of like the Athlon 64's which stomped on the
very crappy P4's (that also had fraudulent benchmarks making it appear to be good rather than crap) ).