Verno wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 12:45: Getting back on topic, this reminds me of the Slot 1 era debacles.
Forget Slot 1. Look at LGA 775, you could start out with a launch Core 2 Duo E6400 and end up with a Q9500 or better years later. That's not possible with BGA. I have even swapped motherboards in the same generation when I wanted some specific features or had tech issues.