So what are all you're comments on this release date?
If I was to guess (and thats's pretty much all anybody can do at this point), I would say that Intel is releasing it to give AMD less time to come up with something equal or better. which will allow them to bring gamers back over to their side.
die hard AMD fans like myself will wait a while after the release to see what AMD comes out with before we switch over to the dark side
we already have plenty of Conroe vs. AM2 debates on this forum, each side of the arguments are theoretical and will continue to be until their final releases.