NetApp has an AFF A800 now, so?
The great news about this absurdity is that it is good for the consumer, i.e. businesses. Competition is good.
We already had very good pricing on our previous NetApp purchases, which for some reason has a lot to do with the business line one's company is in.
When we switched to AFF a few years ago, our pricing was even better, mostly because Pure was nipping at their heels. Pure has forced NetApp to be far more competitive in terms of pricing, our VAR at the time said it would be NetApp's undoing (his exact words were that they were dropping their pants).
Seeing NetApp's more recent financial statements seem to show otherwise.