I would venture that you answered your own question as to "why" we bash what we bash. It is concensous that PC-Cheaps is on the bottom of the food chain.
Me, like many others have been working with computers since the beginning.
(OK, I'm an old phart I confess)
PC-Cheaps have ALWAYS left a rather disgusting taste in my mouth.
They are ill preforming, ill supported and highly problematic.
I guess the BIG problem I see over and over again with PC-Cheaps is RTC errors.
Next comes floppy failures that seem random.
PC-Cheaps has been around since the "386" days. Their primary customer is the one with the stiffest wallet muscles. (aka: buget minded super hero)
Here on the 'Mech, we see post after post of folks having problems with PC-Cheaps based system boards. The bottom line is quite simple and so very true:
"you pays your money, you takes your chances"
"You get what you pay for"
I used to rate SIS right up (down?) there with PC-Cheaps. It seems SIS is making a half arsed attempt at overcoming this legacy. While too far down on the food chain for me, they still are "attempting" to make a better product.
You stated that you would't own one for your reasons. These reasons and those I mentioned many folks here avoid them like the black death.
On a personal note, Selling something to someone that the seller doesn't believe in says MORE then enough to send me screaming to the door.
2 goldfish were discussing Mythology.
The discussion ended when a goldfish replied:
"There MUST be a God, who changes the water?"