I think that if a motherboard is going to advertize (brag) about all the extras they have, then those extras should at least be better than something that can be bought years in the past. Just my 2 cents worth.
I really like the mb, and am looking forward to using some of its features, but it does bother me that they all advertize their on-board hardware like it's something special. I mean, they could just say something like, "comes with basic sound, graphics, and network capability." But I guess that's what they are saying when they say Realtek. Basic.