This is precicely why I also mentioned m.2 specs for the "lite" simply because IMO this is a PCB layering issue that does not conform to PCIe gen4 or higher specs. This means the PCB traces throughout the motherboard is not up to scratch. I'm fine with PCIe gen3 still being used today but for a higher teir motherboard from the latest chipset this is not really acceptable. There will be may consumers being caught off guard thinking a Z690 motherboard should have all other features that is standard with Z690 especially once this board gets into the used market and superseeded where majority has forgotten about the issue. This also makes diagnosing problems exceptionally hard and I'm sure alot of less PC savvy people don't even know this recall exist and would keep using the motherboard as is under its old moniker getting short changed in performance and lack of futher support.