It was bound to happen I just didn't think it would be this quick. My Alienware m17x R3 which I bought with the fastest QM available at that time, a 2860QM is extremely fast and I figured would be around for some time. When the Ivy Bridge chips came out I wasn't all that impressed since aside from a small performance bump in comparison to the Sandybridge, the only thing they had going was the improved GPU, which I didn't care about since the m17x R3 came with a GTX580M. Ivybridge really wasn't much of an improvement to any one wanting high performance since an improved built in GPU still doesn't make sense for high end gaming. Haswell doesn't look to be much better either except for the general public, they may get a built in graphics that is finally capable of last generation console gaming. Without competition from AMD, Intel will drag their ass on true performance increases and limit your choices while raising their prices.
Intel is just selling what consumers are wanting. Consumers want fast, but they want that fast in a small form factor. Therefore, Intel must keep performance up, while reducing the power, the cooling needs, and integrating more motherboard parts into the CPU. Haswell accomplishes that along with improving multithreaded programming and GUI performance. So, no, I doubt it is much faster, but you can get that speed in a better package. That is what consumers want. Blame the consumer not Intel. Intel is trying to make money. What company isn't?