Yes, I know very few games are currently pushing hardware. I know my lack of ability to play on a 30" monitor means I won't garner nearly enough benefit to make the price/performance ratio worth it. Yes, ATI may very well come out with a series next week that trumps it.
But I like new things because they're cool and shiny, and I felt like I was itching for an upgrade. Also, the benchmarks I've seen suggest this card is much more capable of taking on AA with much less than usual performance loss. Finally someone offered to buy my 8800GTX for $300 so I said why the hell not.
Wish me luck.
Or call me an idiot with too much extra income. Both are true.