Fair enough :D. I just made a deal to pick up a 6900XT at a semi-reasonable price for a reference card, so I'm interested to see how it runs compared to the 3080/3090s I've used. I agree though. It's a shame there aren't more $650 6800xt's around.
I got a 6700xt @ msrp from amd direct around 11:45 am est today. Showed out of stock, but eventually showed add to cart. Couple captchas and I got through. Was alerted per the Tech Drops discord; I got my PS5 the same way.
I got in the XC3 queue within 2 minutes. Every other "elite" queue fiasco it took me almost an hour to finally get in. I used the direct notify link instead of the product link. Fortunately, no "recaptcha" issues.
It came with an evga 700 bq semi modular power supply. That will either replace an ancient Antec 400 green psu or get sold to a friend who’s buying the 1070 gtx. Only tacked on an addition 80 bucks. Coulda been one of those $300 motherboards