I was totally annoyed by that .net thing, too. Tons of programs need it now and it is included in win7 anyways. ATI improved their drivers quite a lot. If you are mostly happy with your card, wait until you buy a new monitor, too. Maybe even tone down quality if necessary. The new cards are still expensive as hell and until you go to full HD only 1 game seems to need it. The 560 runs 222, the 6950 is 232 here in Germany (including 19% vat).