This is in fact a fair request from customers who have faith in Intel. I am a Dz68DB user and having a visual BIOS would be a great idea.
As of the plans about discontinuing making Desktop Boards, I will believe it only when I see it happen, when it is so far (which means 2016).
Intel may drastically decrease the Board Model production but there is always room for a couple of good Boards. When a hand hurts you do not cut the hand, you try to heal it. And so Intel could focus on less but very qualitative, unbuggy boards which could be a plus for the company. After all Inter did have profit from the Desktop Boards Market and not a loss. What if the Haswell Boards turn out to be a huge succes? Isn't that a reason for reconsideration? Surely it is. It simply doesn't make sence to discontinue something which is : 1) profitable, 2) has a good name on the market, such as Intel's Boards, despite some flaws in some Models, but then again, there are no motherboards with no issues, even if they are Boards of competing companies.
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Come back soon with good news Dan_Intel.
I hope too that there will be good news and that the interest on Intel Desktop Boards will keep going beyond Haswell. Good products like these should always be around!