Overall we have to say that we were impressed with the feature-set the ECS L7VTA offered. The L7VTA comes with RAID, FireWire, USB 2.0, LAN, sound, and plenty of room for expansion. You get all of this for an estimated debut price of $95. This is quite a deal for what you get feature-wise.
The performance delta was very slim throughout most of the tests between the ECS L7VTA and the ASUS A7V8X, as is the case with most well designed motherboards based on the same chipset; you certainly won't notice the performance difference in real world usage. However, it is nice to know that the ECS L7VTA can run DDR333 memory at fairly aggressive timings with all memory banks populated. This is a definite plus for those looking to use as much memory as possible (and at pretty good timings too).
We expect ECS to release several more BIOS updates before they make the L7VTA available to the public. ECS tells us that this should improve the somewhat low performance of the L7VTA on all fronts, including the DDR400 front.