Yes it's greed. You can't explain to owners of i7-6950X that CPU new with 3 years warranty worth 350$ beat him in single and mult threaded applications.
In my country very poor people can't buy Xeon with 6 cores for LGA 1366 (they cost 20 euro) because owners of old X58 motherboards with SATA III and USB 3.0 ports asked more then 150$ for motherboards. They would be able to build whole system for less then 100 euro with memory but people with X58 motherboards wait to mobo die to someone who have i9-990X or similar and 12GB DDR3 and they have no choice. 150 for motherboard on new system for 500-600-700.
i7-5960X used worth 200. i7-6950X worth 350 max.
i7-5960X overclocked to 4.5GHz give score 1700-1800 in Cinebench R15
i7-6940X on 4.4GHz on Youtube I saw score 2.329, 1000 points less then R9-3900X Even single score is weaker then AMD 190-200 example.
AMD Ryzen R9-3900X give 3200 score.
And how someone could ask 150 more for CPU without warranty seriously weaker then new CPU with warranty with better IMC and newer PCI-E Interface.
I don't understand that. Performance of i7-6950X say that he should be 100$ or euro cheaper then R9-3900X. But if we talk about new CPU in warranty.
People charge Haswell-E and Broadwell-E used like AMD not exist.
They forgot what happen on market and that every generation Intel have bigger problem to stay competitive with AMD.
Now can't follow them any more and no news on horizon that situation could be different. They advertise new platform with obsolete PCI-E Interface and people will figure out all flaws after upgrade on Intel.
Don't even to talk about stores who still sell old stocks and offer such models. That's price 1K or more. You can build R9-3900X and motherboard with memory for price of i7-6950X.