But def a matter of opinion. I for one am sick of the blue/white scheme Gigabyte and ASUS are shoving down our throats. I'd personally like a yellow and black scheme, I've heard rumors about some Lanparty boards forthcoming from DFI: http://cgi.ebay.com/DFI-LANPARTY-BI-785G-M35-AM3-AMD-mA...
But all I've seen so far have been with the white am3 socket.
Designs, schmesigns, a mobo isn't a piece of art. You want art go to the gallery. Mobos are basically and ultimately tools. Their function determines their form. The medium is the message (Marshall McLuhan). It is only serendipty that they have any aesthetic.
But, alas, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Give me an ugly bitch that can OC to 6.0 GHz and be damned with your ideas of beauty.
I remember someone complaining once that Intel boards had great chipset coolers. They used heat pipes that made the board look good. Most AMD boards just use a HSF on their chips. Are you going to fault the lower power found on AMD boards? I actually found an AMD board with heatpipes, but it uses a more power hungry Nvidia chipset.