Or, after 4 years of use and then sitting on the shelf for 6 months, a green label CX600 ate one of my motherboards on first power up.I'm guilty.
Of calling psus junk, and some truly are. But generally that's not entirely truthful. It'd be far more accurate to call those 'junky' claimed psus as terrible, for gaming or production usage, instead. There's realistically nothing wrong with the VS, B1, NEX, even the old green label CX, IF they are used for what they are realistically intended for, Grandma's websurfer. It's only the higher end, enthusiast class, pro editor, content creator type builds running high end gpus, massive cpus that need the appropriate psu, both in wattage and quality.
But for an everyday websurfer, with a tiny gpu, igpu that'd be lucky to see over 200w if pushed.. Those junky units work just fine and generally last for years.
Of course that's not including the real junk, the no-name, off brand, light as a feather garbage put out by vendors such as Circle, insignia, compucase, and anything with a brand name written in Chinese characters with English subtitles.