The enthusiast community has always been an incredibly vocal minority, but this recent bout of selfish complaining is a little ridiculous. I love an unlocked multiplier as much as the next guy, but when did AMD ever have a responsibility to cater to overclockers? Why should they actively support or even condone an activity that voids a processor's warranty?
Heck, we should be happy the pencil trick ever worked at all.
AMD has no responsibility or real financial incentive to serve up unlocked multipliers or overclocking headroom on a silver platter. Anyone who really wants an unlocked multiplier is free to dish out for an Athlon 64 FX-51.
Instead of pouting like a spoiled child, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank AMD for the overclocking headroom many of its processors have provided, and for all the unlocked multipliers that slipped into production. Nothing would make me happier than to see AMD release an Athlon 64 2500+ with an unlocked multiplier, but I'm by no means entitled to one. If the enthusiast community is going to be so quick to chastise AMD for "castrating" overclocking, maybe we don't deserve one anyway.