Now, if Moore's law is doing well, why in 6 years from sandy bridge to kabylake we see "only" a 1.5-2.0x speed improvement? Is Intel raising their gross margins in the sense that they are using the lower cost/transistor to improve their financials rather than to improve their product's performance? Maybe they are doing it to counter the increasing need for more and more R&D and CAPEX?
That (and the lack of real competition) could explain why we are not seeing Intel deliver as much as we grew used to expect.
On the other hand, it makes 2017 even more exciting, maybe Intel has left a lot of room for Ryzen, OpenPower and ARM to flourish. Let's wait and see.