I've waited and waited. I've skipped Sandy, Sandy-E and Ivy. I've waited for PCIE 3.0 full 16x on more than one slot(still waiting). I've waited for native SATA 6Gb/s on more than 2 ports.
My once beast of a i7-950 X58 running at 4.2Ghz has served. It has made a many AMD CPU's cry. It has some fancy tri-channel DDR3. It even ran HD6970 Crossfire for a bit.
It has crunched on sammich. It has done me well.
Z87. i7 4770K.
Come to papa