At times it seems that Intel is playing the part of Chicken Little (from the fable, not the movie) by running around endlessly pushing the "Multithreading is necessary!" mantra.
The other day, Henny Penny, Cocky Locky, and I were rushing around chatting up all the advantages of threading applications to Turkey Lurkey, Goosey Poosey, and anyone else that would listen. When we passed by the Little Red Hen's house, I stopped to smell the freshly baking bread. As I paused there, I remembered the old saying "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail."