AMD: "In a year or so, we'll refresh our lineup with Polaris cards offering great value for the mid-range!"
Everyone: "Yeah! Polaris will kill EVERYTHING Nvidia has to offer!"
AMD: "We never said that. It will be a mid-range architecture"
Everyone: "Hey, everyone, look! AMD's new cards are going to be top-tier Nvidia killers!"
AMD: "Well, they will be mid-range cards with a really attractive price point"
Everyone: "Did you hear that!? AMD's cards are going to destroy the 1080 Ti for $100!"
AMD: "So, no, we have Vega to fill out the top-end after polaris launches. Vega will be the top-end silicon"
Everyone: "Did you hear that, the entire internet!? AMD's going to release TOP END MAXIMUM POWER chips!"
AMD: "After we release Polaris, the mid-range part that will compete in the $100-$300 segment"
Everyone: "AMD's POLARIS WILL DESTROY A 1180 Ti FOR LESS THAN $300!!"
AMD: "I don't know where you're getting that..."
----Cards launch ----
AMD: "Here are those Mid-Range $200 cards we talked about for years."
Everyone: "Haha! AMD's Polaris is running slower than expected they have to sell them as mid-range."
I'll admit it - I laughed, because he did indeed nail it...