Summary: I think the biggest lesson we've all learned here is that a year is too long a lead time for a computer hardware review. Although that was, perhaps, entirely self-evident before now. Also, I expect I'll soon be getting an earful from readers who want to see comparisons to the Opteron 6100 series and perhaps Westmere-EX. To that I say: all in due time, folks. Give me 18 months or so.
Kidding, seriously. Just kidding.