Summary: This is the first motherboard I've ever bought/owned. I chose this because I was looking into building PCs and this looked like a good starting ground. This board has all the essential features that you would need. As you can see from the pictures this board is super bare bones. I gave this a 4/5 is because for the money ($90 when I purchased it) this was the best I was going to get.
Summary: I bought five of these, four for machines at work, and one for a personal machine. One board was DOA. However, the amazon RMA process was unbelievably easy and the money was credited to my account the same day as UPS picked up the return package. I was able to order a replacement the same day (I couldn't get a straight exchange because it was out of stock with Amazon, but I got it from another seller fulfilled by amazon).
Summary: I have had this motherboard only a month, but so far have not had any problems. The only downside is that I cannot figure out how to turn on my computer from my laptop or cell phone using the on-board Ethernet adapter as I did with my other motherboard.
Summary: Rock stable board. I love that it has a connection to front panel USB 3.0 ports. It has lots of audio options, and the rear IO shield isn't a piece of chrome-plated steel. It has OEM-level graphics that will make your custom PC look like the professionally assembled towers made by the big boys. Defaults to AHCI if you're using an SSD, which is what you want.
Summary: chose this one as it is the best value for money 1155socket board and don't need any extras and don't overclock. It is also the most energy efficient board in class. I was worried about the new-look BIOS, as I am perfectly happy with old-style BIOS, but it works ok. I tried overclocking an AMD HD 7750 but that would not work, maybe the board's PCI-E power has little headroom.