Originally Posted by slaWter
Because launching a new generation with midrange products doesn't make sense. It does nothing performance-wise because it isn't faster than the previous generation.
I miss the good old days when Intel launched a new generation with the Extreme Editions only.
I would guess because they don't make much money off the extreme editions any more. With an economy like this, if you had a chance to buy a little better processor that wasn't costing a grand you would.