When buying the new parts for your build there is no guarentee that you on't get a bad part or defective piece , it can happe to anybody and no matter how much research you do.
For the most part the defective parts are few and far between, it's just that people are more inclined to write feedback about a bad experience then they are about a good one. You can tell by the number of models of a certian part that are sold and the number of feedbacks that are left. You know that someone will leave bad feeback if they have a defective part so you can count the number of not left as positive and see the difference.
The board you are thinking of getting is a good choice and the only better ones are more expensive.