To each it's own... I'll wait for the mini-ITX motherboards from Gigabyte or Asus. I don't use SLI/Crossfire, don't need lots of pci-e slots, and certainly don't want a giant case to hold an E-ATX board. I prefer my systems small.
I would have laughed at $250. $350 and I'm speechless. Lose the AC, LED's etc, maybe I'd want it. It's a shame boards come with all this crap today that 95% of us have zero intention of using, but still we're forced to pay or buy some absolutely bottom end product. The second they add some cool stuff I want/need, they automatically add all the crap I have no intention of using. Kind of how cable tv used to charge me for a few dozen SPANISH cable channels in USA when nobody in this house speaks spanish (Until all our houses cut the cord that is...LOL).
Still waiting for my fully loaded NON-SLI/Crossfire board to come out.
A bit overkill for X370 since you still have a limited number of PCI-E lanes and only dual-channel RAM. Wait for Threadripper, and you can probably find a $350 X399 mobo which gives you 64 PCI-E lanes and quad channel memory.
Thank you, Ahh-seus!
It's good to see OEMs stepping up with high-end mobos supporting desktop Zen. This looks to be a 'throw-back' (10+ years?) to the old 790FX AM2/AM2+ boards ◄ a good many of which are still chugging along.
The only thing missing is the 2X GLAN and 2X eSATA. Are you saving that for the TR4s ?? (hint-hint) ...