Lemme fix that for you: "I wish business grade gear dropped in price as fast as it did in the old days". There wasn't consumer demand (nor physical capability!) for GbE when they started turning up integrated on consumer motherboards either. That was so long ago that 99.999% of those boards have all blown their caps and been resigned to the junkpile. The rest are deemed so unutterably slow & useless (single core cpu anyone ROFL?), they've been tossed anyway.