Still not a valid excuse. I don't know why you are defending what nvidia has done, it's not a good business practice and the end result is a loss in customers. Not to mention there isn't a single thing wrong with the videocard other than it competes very well with the current top dog they have, which is exactly why they've ditched support. Why pay $450 for a videocard that can be outperformed in some cases by a $270 one? That is the only logical reason I can see in dropping support for the 9800 GX2.