However as the 775 and 1366 sockets are obsolete
LGA775 was basically completely obsolete already two years ago and similarly Sandy Bridge E also made LGA1366 and its Nehalems old tech.
So nitpicking on dropping support of these ancient sockets just shows lack of better arguments.
And that comes from someone who's using LGA775 platform, Q9550 E0 undervolted to 1.2V and overclocked to 3.7GHz. So don't think on blaming me being someone who's constantly buying the newest components.
The whole shifting around of mounting holes is annoying. Just get an ATX standard and be done with it. If PCB designers can cope with new sockets, I'm sure they can cope with constant holes. Damn you planned obsolescence!
The hole position for LGA 115x has been constant for quite some time, surviving the 1156, 1155, 1150 sockets. I'm sure that's no accident.
Those holes don't suit LGA 2011, but fair enough - it's a significantly bigger socket. As I understand it, the Ivy Bridge E CPUs are expected to use LGA 2011 as well.
More annoying to me is motherboard designers who put stuff on the back of the motherboard in the area that the Noctua backplate covers - there are a number of Gigabyte motherboards I won't use for that reason, and one ASUS, too. I had to use an L9i for a mini-ITX build because the L12 backplate would have been on top of some components: voltage regulators and other surface-mount components (capacitors? resistors? - who can tell when they are surface-mount?)