yeah but they wouldnt do that, because then if a compettitors board really was beter then they would not get many sales then would they.
So they make it so confusing and they make it sound good so that everyone has an even keel.
Anyway, if there was one true way to compare boards it would definetly be the specifications, even better if you can find a website that has tested and benchmarked it.
Anyway, from what I can see that board looks fine.
Athlon 64 3200+
GigaByte GA K8N-SLI
1GB Corsair Select Value
80GB maxtor Hard Disk
Samsung Writemaster DVD-RWDL 16x
Thermaltake mambo case w/ 430 PSU
Windows XP Pro
17\" Proview LCD