NVIDIA has always made trash...and I can talk since I've purchased their flagship before and not some middle line card...NV never makes a quality card...always pushing the limits~ they're liek teh AMD
Ever tried to perform any type of actual function with a video card besides use it to play mindless games? $100 ATi cards that are six years old can do what NV still can't do stable...drivers? NV has had a horrible track record on drivers forever. They actually cleaned up once but they've lost that edge again now too.
The whole hope which one of our vendors can follow the spec sheet right this time sucks big time too...at least with ATi maintaining their line, other vendors are forced to raise standards on cards to sell high end. Lifespan is a big problem for NV cards too. Historically, they've never made a card that would out last a ATi.
ATi has the business market they need to keep their technology and business model in the right place. The success of their new chipsets & multimedia line has ensured they will be around for years to come. NV is hoping just to make it through the Microsoft lawsuits...