Back in the olden days we would discuss what processors to get at what price point, now everyone just suggests a $220 processor no matter what anyone's needs are. this is ridiculous and either these people are all intel viral marketers or braindead.
I do agree with you here. There are cases where a $90-120 CPU is in order. The fact is that some CPUs in that price range can run 98% of games just fine with a good GPU.