A bit of a cheat, yeah?
WTF would you kill 30% of your performance for a benchmark? You've enabled a workaround for a problem your part doesn't have for what reason? Why not overclock the overclocking-specific part? Is the Q6600 actually the same price as the Phenoms or several pounds more per unit than many of them, as they are at NewEgg? ($209.99 American for the Q6600, $148.99 for the 8450, $165.99 for the 8650, the 8750 and the 9550 each for $195, $215 for the 9750, and $235 for the 9850 BE today). How much extra do you spend on an Intel-compatible motherboard?
Since the X3 Phenoms start cheaper than the E6550 Core 2 Duo, and the X4 ones start at a little more than the E8400 C2D, where are those comparisons? You also fail to mention that the Athlon x2 and Athlon 64 x2 lines compete just fine, price per performance, with the Core 2 Duo when you knocked the Phenoms for not having a two-core part.
AMD doesn't have the technological lead they did a few years ago, but there's no reason you can't give them a fair showing. They trail a bit in desktop benchmarks, but at street prices (in the US anyway), the performance per investment is worth considering.