Many thanks for your very considerate follow-up! I usually do not write longwinded commentaries in these forums and actually felt bad coming off as a cynic or even a AMD basher, which I am clearly not! After my Micro Center visit and an impromtu trip to sunny CA my thoughts kept racing back to the ‘off-the-cuff’ remarks made by the MC associate which compelled me to unload! Disappointing news! Then today the news about Intel having been forced in dropping their stock value practically to levels heretofore unseen. In this regard its a good thing that my home is in Stehekin, WA and away from the madding crowd. No roads lead to Stehekin and Amazon and all the others do not even deliver here. So for today and now I will keep on reserving my thoughts to the next snowfall and relish the quietness of my cabin in the sky!
No, I wasn't suggesting either being a cynic or a basher
In fact, I'd say that I enjoy reading your posts. You often use old school English, which I find a throwback to gentler times , and lovely to read!
As @PaulAlcorn mentioned - Wow, what a view!!! Absolutely stunning.