It being scarce will not be a problem for me personally as I don't intend on upgrading my Rig any time soon. When that time arrives I will not be looking at all the first gen products. For someone looking to build a new rig in the coming months it will be a concern I guess.
I would be more concerned about actual performance than AIDA 64 latency numbers.
Comet Lake has better latency than Zen 3 in Aida yet is slower. And with all first gen memory it will most likely be slower than DDR4 at the start. The main thing of DDR5 is to bring more bandwidth.
Interesting I'm not really seeing that on my rig but then again my EVO's are in Raid 0 and not going to break up the raid to test in single drive mode. Would Raid 0 increase RND4k performance I'm not to sure.
Kinda par the course when you have a superior product. All companies do this and considering all of these are publicly traded companies if money was left on the table they would have to answer to their shareholders.
Based on what I see for your dram calc screen shot you are not importing your XMP into it.
You should be using Thaiphoon burner to dump the config from ram then importing that into the dram calc then choose Safe or Fast.
Here is mine this section on your screenshot its blank.
I have old Gpu's that are no longer worth anything that cover this for me no need for an IGpu here..
Still got a radeon 4890 & evga geforce gtx 650 superclocked in a box in the closet for this purpose.
Yes they make up for it in volume but OEM's are smart and have more bargaining power than consumers since their orders are so large. The more they pay the less profit they make so its in the best interest to get the deal as low as possible.