The L7VTA fits right as an ECS board. We feel that its a good thing that ECS brings out the latest technology at very cost-effective prices. They did with with their KT333 board and now they're doing it with the KT400. If you're looking into getting the latest features like AGP 8X, USB 2.0 and Firewire, and dont mind the small performance hit, then go for the L7VTA. What you'll lose in performance will be made up by the gain in your bank balance.
Ugly PCB color isn't it ?