People are acting like Conroe is the second comming or something, I think its being hyped up extremely too much BUT for good reason. Conroe's overclock like crazy, some seeing 4.0Ghz on high end air setup. I would go conroe but their are no 590xhipset mobo's out yet meaning no SLI for me.
Intel really did it this time and gave it to AMD bad, Conroe is blowing away AM2 (which shouldn't have ever been released due to its poor performance).
The next year will be interesting, as AMD and the ATI deal is official, AMD also states Quad Core by 07 and Intel's Kentsfield has been released to a few people already and their results are downright amazing.