Seek speeds for SSDs are near instant, since there's no moving parts.

They're now on 4th Gen SSDs, so all the issues from Gen1 & 2 need to be tossed aside.

Prices are dropping like crazy, but I still think it'll be awhile before you see an affordable 1TB SSD.

On brand loyality (Intel vs. AMD, Nvidia vs AMD), I threw that out the window a long time ago. I want the best bang for the buck. I'm an AMD fan, but I'm using an Intel chip since it's performance was better than what AMD had out at the time. I run AMD GPUs over Nvidia for the same reason.

The companies have no loyality to you, so why reciprocate?