This seems to be an issue with several if not all of Intel boards for one dopey reason or another. You simply expect more from a name like Intel. I think the lack of deeper thought from the folks in the delivery of the final board to the public is the cause. The lack of deep documentation regarding the power requirements is the cause. A user connects the powers supply incorrectly and fries a chip that doesn't complain but allows the board to continue. Intel installation instructions are really not good enough for the general public, even the astute buyers of their boards sometimes.
Bob - Orlando,FL