I dont really see why that should blow you away?
Its just logical.
Lets compair it to car engines.
You could have a 200HP old skool American V8,
Or you could have a modern 2.0 4 cilinder Turbo,
with more performance, and better fuell efficiency.
What do you think that most average car drivers would rather go for?
Its the same story with cpu´s.
Most average home desktop users and gamers dont really benefit much,
by having gazillion cores and threads.
They are more benefitting from having fewer faster higher clocked cores,
with better per core performance.
Of course there are content creators, who exally do benefit from having as much cores and threads possible, based on the specific software they use.
But thats only a smaller special niché of desktop users.
What really is better highly depends on a persons personal use case scenario.