All I care is that they continue making motherboards, since they are the best there is.
Agreed. All I've ever bought is ASUS motherboards, and from past experiences with other peoples rigs, and hand-me-down motherboards I've recieved from various sources over the years, ASUS boards have taken some abuse and offered exceptional configurability, stability and peace of mind.
I wonder how this will all sort out for IBM, though - they've been having a real rough time of it the last year or two, between being partially bought by a Chinese corporation, slowly declining stock shares, and a few other things . . . I really get the feeling IBM is starting to become desperate. It's rather unheard of for two major big-time corporations to get to this point, because of the major financial battle that would ensue from both sides. Usually both companies try to resolve the issue under the table.