In honesty SH the 2 series were all completely avoidable. Those who owned 8800GTX cards were really better off either SLI-ing their existing cards or just sticking. A mate of mine had a BFG 8800GTX OC. He ran a 3DMV and scored about 1200 points less than I did with my 280 XXX. My ultra scored about 1000 points less than my 280 XXX did.
Now had my mate SLI-ed that 8800? he would have kicked seven shades out of the 200 series. Infact in the end he deciphered that the 8800GTX ran so well that he used it until about three months ago when he finally caved in and got a 5870 VaporX. That is the first time he has EVER got an ATI card. I've known this guy for ten years and he has always been faithful to Nvidia. VB knows him too, and all the while VB and I were using ATI Radeons in the early noughties this guy was buying Nvidia.
So for him to switch really said a lot to me.
(Note for VB... Echo... I've sent him a mail and pointed him here.. Who knows he may join up