'Rip off' as in too much money - or not worth the cost vs. features?
there are cheaper boards with more functionality. Its also the old gen, new motherboards support Ivy Bridge CPU's and PCIE-3. The second PCI-e slot is also only a 4x slot, rather than 8x slot of its competitors boards, so its also useless for crossfire/sli. So yes, its a rip off as other boards get you more for your money