What? Couldn't give us a Mini-SAS port?! Bastards
No, I'm really glad that they're utilizing it. The rest of you manufacturers should be ashamed!
The slottage is nice too. Only thing that would stop me from this board is that I'd like go with 8 DIMM slots. If that wasn't enough by itself (I could live with 32GB), some of the other boards have slightly nicer niceties such as Intel LAN.