The awesome deal I scored - getting a 5870 for $150 - was not meant to be. The card played games splendidly but had problems doing normal tasks like playing flash video and just displaying the desktop or waking from sleep without crashing. It's too bad as I'd be a little surprised if any upcoming $150 card will beat the 5870, while the 6870 is definitely slower and continues to cost more than that.
At any rate, now I'm waiting on Pitcairn and Cape Verde and the potential for price cuts on existing cards. I'd be willing to lay down $200 for a 6950 or 560 TI - before rebates. Or I'd be willing to get a 6870 it the 7000 series sends its price down a bit. Or maybe I'll be surprised and one of the 7000 cards will offer the performance I want at the price I want.
So when do Pitcairn and Cape Verde launch?