When my computer was built 3 years ago and the 775 pin CPU's 1st came out, I demanded an Intel MB because I really believed that they were solid, reliable MB's. I paid extra for an 925 Extreme Edition MB so I could have enough USB's & a dependable product for the long term. But it died after less than 1/2 of it's normal 3 year lifespan even though it was only operating for about 1 - 1.5 years of actual use.
It was a big disappointment and I'm over it. But I doubt that I'll ever buy an Intel MB again.
I've heard a lot of people say the same thing about various brands that they've had trouble with, and now it's my turn.
When a product is well made, people don't usually complain about it much.
But when it's not, it's important to give feedback.
Sure it's an older product. But when I had to buy a new MB, I read enough complaints about the new Intel MB's to reinforce my negative opinion even more. Specifically it was about how they required memory of a certain voltage that wasn't listed in their advertised specifications, so people were buying memory for their new MB only to find out after installing it that it wouldn't work because of the memory voltage (1.8 volts only).
Well, even though I think Intel is a decent outfit and makes the best CPU's, I don't like their MB's. With all of their engineering expertise, they should be able to do a lot better.
So that's just my 2 cents worth of feedback and good deed for today.