Well, this has been another so-so launch.
I won't get too worked up on the price yet; at the equivalent of US$260 here in Canada that's not terrible, and Newegg and NCIX don't even have theirs up yet. Value is good, the cheapest GTX970 or 390 you can buy is the same price, and the 8GB 480 is a better card than either of those. Once the price reaches the MSRP the performance/$ ratio will be quite good.
Power usage is pretty disappointing if the TPU numbers are to be believed. I would love to see a breakdown of the power used by the different subsystems; IE the GDDR5, the memory controller, the CUs, etc. I can't imagine even AT will give anything like that, but it would be immensely interesting.
If this card had come in at 110-120W, it would be a massive success. The performance/$ would be top of the charts (by a good margin vs Pascal), the perf/watt would at least split the difference between the 980 and 1080, and the issues with the reference blower would be largely mitigated. As it stands though, I do worry about how successful it's going to be. In the desktop space it will be fine; anything resembling a decent cooler will handle 160W no problem and it's still a low power single 6-pin card. Polaris could have been a massive win for high end laptops though, and if this is any indication it's going to have a very hard time competing against GP106 in that space even if GP106 can't touch GP104's efficiency.
Interesting times ahead.