I just think that it's worth upgrading to be DX10 compliant. If every new game will be using DX10 in the future, I know I'd want to take advantage of it. There's nothing worse in my opinion about using hardware without the software to support it or vice versa. (SATA boards that don't support NCQ1/2, and your hard drive is an NCQ drive, for example) I got a Geforce 4400 just because it was a DX8 compliant card and everything that was out at the time was DX8, going into DX9. Upgrading to the DX10 card and unified shader model will be a fantastic upgrade from any DX9 card on the market right now. I'll wait for prices to drop a bit of course, and probably let a few months pass to see exactly what's going to happen once DX10 is out in full-swing. Who knows? We might have another FX series on our hands here once DX10 comes out.