Well, being a redneck, you know I have an opinion.
It is my opinion that AMD is much preferred over Intel hands down, at least in my world.
I have 3 AMD 6 core processor rigs and one Intel core i7 rig. All self built, all having SSDs and 12 + GB ram, and similar GFX cards. I much prefer the AMDs.
Intels are good, don't get me wrong. But the gain in performance doesn't match the increase the price. IMO...YMMV
How could we not know you'd have an opinion... on everything from barnyard politics to whether a one should warm their hands before milking the goat.
As for AMD vs Intel, many people opt for AMD because higher Intel pricing does not equate to whatever performance gains there may be. In fact, I currently have an AMD FX8350 @4.2Ghz that's faster than my Intel i7 4970K... though that may change some once I've upgraded the 4970K.s from a Z87 chip Mobo to a Z97 one.
In any event, AMD's multi-core CPU's have not only been great value for money, they have been strong and reliable performers with more than enough speed for the average user. So what if Intel's offerings are slightly faster for a somewhat heftier price, who's really going to notice the difference when doing average, day to day things? Maybe some professionals like graphic artists and software developers would notice a difference here and there, but not so much home users, if they even had the need. Besides, both my AMD 8-cores, 8150 and 8350, are quite quick and are up for anything I throw at them.
It's all well and good for Intel's fanbois to mock and ridicule AMD's offerings while lauding the efforts of Intel, but AMD had consistently produced quality processors and certainly has a place in the CPU marketplace. My last CPU may have been an Intel i7, and the build in the works is an i7, but my next could very well be an AMD Zen.