The highest end non HEDT i7 has always been the best chip to get. Coffeelake is just one of the first big bumps we've gotten to that level of processor in awhile and it's one that pretty much removes any complaints you could have had about it. I'm excited the 8 core will be cheaper too. That actually removes my need for Ryzen. I can just get a fast octocore from intel and virtualize with it since intel doesn't fall apart as badly with hyper threading.