For me specifically, I was looking at the compile benchmarks posted on a couple of Threadripper reviews I read. I'm told that the Linux compile segfaults on Ryzen don't affect TR, which is good but it concerns me a little.
I also work with a number of online based tools so I'm looking at some JS benchmarks - I just need stability on this one really but it's disappointing nonetheless.
Both stuff have variable threading, that's predominantly my usage so that's why I care about balance.
As a software developer those are both very big concerns for me. If X299 had ECC I would easily take a 10C i9 over the 16C TR (even though the X399 platform is better than the X299 platform) however it does not so I am going to purchase the TR sometime in the future (most likely winter since I really don't have the time now).