... the Zotac H67-ITX offers far more functionality than anything else we know of. ... the H67-ITX is the most capable mini-ITX board on the market. As such, its US$150 street price is seems perfectly reasonable
I disagree with your closing paragraph, I don't think the Zotac is the most feature filled mini ITX board available currently: the ASUS P8H67-I DELUXE offers just as much functionality as the Zotac board if not more and at the same price point. As you mentioned the Zotac lacked any kind of utilities - I'm willing to betthat the ASUS board has utilities and a shiny new EFI BIOS to boot (pun not intended, heh). It has a better 4-pin power connector placement, what seems like a better VRM heatsync, and 802.11 WiFi as well. Oh, it's also got on-board bluetooth - something the Zotac feature "king" is missing.
Some people hate the use of SO-DIMMs, others love it. I personally don't mind as pricing for those modules is very nice and they tend to run at a lower voltage / produce less heat as their target application is in laptops -- this should help when on these ITX boards in tight cases.
I would really like to see a review of this board, however. I'd like to see what customization the BIOS provides as well as the power consumption characteristics of the board.
I hope you've got one lined up for us?
PS -- just checked the user manual, it has both USB2 and USB3 headers on the board.