You bought a very reliable board. The issues are minor and usually involve the RAM choice and/or user error. There are always some issues with new and very technical products...this stuff is no exception. However, my setup was up and working within 2 hours of delivery and it has been great, with only a few minor issues that I worked out. The new Sandy Bridge stuff is excellent for the price and is smoking a lot of more expensive hardware out there today. I have had mine up to 4400Mhz stable without trying hard and using stock air and 1333MHZ RAM. I suggest you read through the posts and you'll see that many of the issues are minor. Read the manual closely that comes with the board and you should be good to go. Enjoy!