Yeah I knew they were right up your street, which is why I mentioned them last week, when you needed a base line for your 6700k.
12700k certainly seems the sensible option if you can't/won't wait for the AMD Vcache parts.
I'd say Intel just feels more like "home" for me at the end of it all. Some people prefer Merc to BMW, others vice versa, like that
But you buy Rev 1 Alder lake. Issues ahoy
No issues have come to light in any review as of yet and loads have been published since 1PM
Let's be realistic now that everything is open, any updates to BIOS, drivers or software etc are going to be for further performance improvements on something that already appears to be very good.