Sincere thanks for the reply Mike.
The question of durability/reliability cannot be answered by any review site w/o vast resources.
Fair enough, but how about seeking at least the manufacturers MTTF/MTBF. For example I see the edac power units for the PICO have a reported MTBF of 30,000 hours, which sets an upper bound.http://www.edacpower.com/index.php?page ... t&Itemid=1
By comparison you report the NX-5000 has a 100k Hr MTBF at 25C.http://www.silentpcreview.com/article56-page1.html
It's an important factor to consider.
As for LAN support of jumbo packets, it seems likke one of a dozen details which different people might ask for... but I'll mention it to Larry who does most mobo reviews
It's important for GigE top performance, a simple feature to test once a system is powered up with OS, but it've very rarely reported for consumer MOBOs. If the RealTek 811* parts become any more ubiquitous the question will be pointless.
Regardless thanks for considering my suggestions.