AMD has had their share of poor management, development, and low market share over the past few years. AMD latest bulldozer CPUs were a utter failure. With that said AMD has had some good products and I hate to see Intel as the only major desktop CPU maker. It may hurt the consumer not having a competitor to help keep prices reasonable. As we know Intel's flagship processors have a history of hovering around $1K+. Will we see low and mid tier processors inch up in prices in the years to come? I hope not.