"In short, just because 3DFX is dead, doesn't mean Nvidia is a tyrant. Nvidia can't help that they continued to make improvements to their cards while 3DFX was busy living off of the voodoo2. "
I think nVidia provides a wide array of cards to suit nearly every average consumer's needs. Their budget cards are very affordable, yet give impressive performance for the buck, and they have high-end cards for those wanted the bleeding edge. It sounds as if ATI's new chipset will be a worthy contender, or possibly become the card of choice, but I'm very happy that nVidia has provided us with the cards they have, and cannot fault them for stomping a mudhole in the competition's ass.