I've had the board for a couple days now and have had no real issues with it thus far - especially for being completely new to this thing. My only complaint is that with IDE devices, SATA and the power/hdd activity LEDs all needing to be plugged in, the upper-right section of the board got REALLY crowded when it came to wiring as well. Another thing that should be taken into consideration is that the 8 pin power connector is in the top left part of the board - which is great for top mounted PSUs - but not so much for those that are mounted in the bottom like the popular Antec boxes; especially with a bulky graphics card in the way! Other than that, flashing was easy and the installation of associated drivers and configuring the BIOS was self-explanatory. I'd suggest that you reset the BIOS to defaults straight off on the first boot though. For some reason mine had its multiplier at 8x (instead of 9x that's the default for the E6600). I'm not entirely sure if that was the only disreprency. It's recommended you set everything to defaults before you update the BIOS anyway so you might as well even if your settings aren't messed up from the get-go like mine!