I have to agree for workstation use then a Nvidia card is called for due to so much software having CUDA support.
Support for ATI Stream (or whatever they are calling it now) is rather minimal
I do hope that support for the open standard Open CL becomes standardized in the industry and home fields
since having different standards isnt helping anybody out (except maybe Nvidia
But where did you see the offending article or post that you are referring to?
could you link it?