As much as I hate to admit it, I don't really like this. However, the new socket is most likely going to support some nice new features, such as DDR2. It also appears the new socket is needed for dual-core CPUs.
I do think that today it is near impossible to upgrade a CPU without upgrading your motherboard, mainly due to chipset limitations. Yes, as an AMD enthusiast, I hate to admit that.
Main: Gigabyte GA-770T USB3 - Phenom II 840 - 4GB DDR3 - Radeon 5750 1GB
HTPC: MSI K9N6PGM2-V2 - Athlon II 250 - 4GB DDR2 - Radeon 5670 512MB
HTPC: Zotac GeForce 6100E-E - Athlon X2 5800+ - 4GB DDR2
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