SnakeEyes, he's a Creative lover oblivious to the shortfallings of Creative. He hasn't taken any time to research it. He's one of a million others that as soon as they hear sound they are happy. They don't know the undelying reasons, the performance drawbacks, the reason why they can't have high quality sound settings in their games with a supposed top end card. God, he probably doesn't even realize his fps drops in games. These are the customers that Creative has that keeps them where they are.
I'm just happy that I've realized all this stuff now and I can move on to a company that truely cares about performance and well written drivers that utilize a cards strengths and doesn't limit you in your games. Hats off to Hercules and all the other competitors to Creative. Thank you for sticking in there and providing us alternatives.