I'm sure you may have had a bad experience which happens with all companies. To extrapolate that into the nonsensical rant you just spewed is silly.
The ASRock board is a well built stable board that when paired with the right components is a fantastic ocer as well. Either in its stock form or oced it is on par, performance wise with the best boards out there.
As to using cheap components with ASRock boards, that comment shows a general ignorance of, well, everything. If you check my sig you'll see I'm using an ASRock Uli based board (939Dual) with anything but cheap components; everything is high end. In addition, my DC Opty is currently at 2.6Ghz with RAM at 260 [CAS 2.5] and my X1800 XL oced to XT speeds. I'll see if I can get 2.7Ghz (9x300) when I update the BIOS to 1.80 later today.
The memory is claimed to be fully tested unlike most other memory manufacturers who just sell memory and give warranties. Corsair did agree that the memor modules were defective..... er 3 of them.... That's not nonsensical. If you test ram and sell ram, the buyer should find no flaws because they already did. Obviously, those companies lie and do not test all of the ram modules. Crucial I do believe does test them. In the past, all of their ram purchased by my old college were 100% perfect, thats over a 500 modules over the course of 5 years that I was there.
Going back to his original problem, the board most likely is toast unless he didnt fully push in a power cable or bent something terribly. Asrock has the worst customer service possible, so I would just toss it in the garbage and call it a day if in fact it is toast.