Not quite true. Do you remember Intel X58 chipset based LGA1366 motherboards: most of us were kickin' quads Core i7-920 and smiilar Nehalem CPUs, later down the road most of these X58 boards got BIOS update for 6-core Westmere generation i7-9xx and Xeon X56xx CPUs. Still running two LGA1366 boards here, both started with "poors man" Core i7-920 C0 and for few years both mobos are running highly OC'ed 6-core Xeons, X5670 & X5675. Something similar happened with LGA1155 platform: started with Sandy Bridge CPUs, later down the road most of these mobos got update to support Ivy Bridge CPUs. I agree with Matt and others here about "new" Intel's customer milking politics, every half a year it's like: "...hello folks! We have new CPU to offer for our beloved customers and it needs new chipset.... and of course new socket, what did you expected!?..." ..and it's been that way for how long, almost 5 years?