I'd like a Gigabyte board because their BIOS seems to be superior to ASUS. More controls for more things for better overclocking. Not to mention ASUS support SUCKS and I'm sick and tired of getting the shaft from them.
I'd be able to build my Dad a nice HTPC with one of these. Ideally the M-ATX one Then he wouldn't have to worry about not being able to get up off the floor (at 70 years old) trying to put a blu-ray disk in the drive. He could just watch them off my NAS.
This would be an excellent opportunity to try a Gigabyte motherboard. I built a system for my dad with a Gigabyte motherboard and he is very pleased with it. I have heard good things about Gigabyte of late.