I understand. You simply want and expect a next gen platform (CPU + motherboard) that is truly revolutionary in design and pricing (similar to advancements made 2 decades ago), with no launch flaws whatsoever, where the designer essential disregards previous market segmentation for a new model, regardless whether it is from Intel or AMD. If I sound sarcastic or rude, I'm honestly not trying to be, in fact I would applaud you sticking to your guns and being able to wait like that cause if I had money, I would be upgrading right now. If I had your patience, I would probably do the same.RAM isn't a major problem with 3rd-gen, lack of A/B500-series motherboards and lack of clearly identified older-gen boards with out-of-the-box compatibility is, much like it was for 2nd-gen. The beta-state of launch-week BIOSes (three AGESA updates in one week) and AMD wanting to stop board manufacturers from enabling PCIe 4.0 support on older-gen boards doesn't help with inspiring confidence either.
Months ago in this thread, I wrote that I'd upgrade to 3rd-gen if rumors turned out to be true. Rumored pricing turned out to be off by a whole tier and I lost interest - not enough bang-per-buck for me to bother with. Since AM4 will be EOL next year and AMD is more interested in inflating profits than pressuring Intel, I'll most likely skip to AM5 (brand-new socket designed from the ground up with chiplets and 20+Gbps HSIO in mind) before considering AMD again. (And I'm not considering Intel either until 10nm+ or better goes mainstream.)