The Prescott launch has been slow and hasn't gone really smoothly yet. Not to say that it won't be a fine choice, just something to consider. Also, I may be wrong, but I think I read that the initial Scottys will be slower than the high-end p4's. Somebody corroborate/refute please. I am slightly partial to AMD, but so far the 64 bit chips are too expensive for what they offer, especially with new sockets in the works.
Where there's a will, there's a way-even when it comes to screwing up.