From the posts on the KS page it looks like the boards are out in force. Good for Quo but it was a painful launch. I suppose it's part of the KS pseudo open hardware movement that in the olden days we weren't involved with when the product was due let alone being able to be in on the ground floor funding. Seeing "how the sausage is made" has been unpleasant for some.
One thing I noticed is there are a fair number who are looking at Hackintosh only as a way to get a cheap Mac. No matter how many times people here or elsewhere say it, if you are only looking for a cheap Mac get a Mini. Hacking requires effort. Even with an all in one tool (though one could make a pretty good case that in many cases and frequently on more complex builds they can do more harm than good) one is still going to need to know a bit about what's going on to have a fully functioning Mac.
I'm enamored with the boot to flash then the capability of installing straight from the App store download. Nice work guys. The Thunderbolt issues are interesting and I'm wondering if Apple is doing something else in hardware for hot swap and the video issues. Good Thunderbolt info outside of Mac hardware is far and few between right now. Hopefully in some of the 87 series chipsets coming that integrate TB controllers can help lead to more adoption since the price of a standalone controller will disappear. Over the next few weeks as the last of the initial orders arrive it will be interesting to see the issues and improvements to the board and firmware.
Anyone who is looking for a cheap mac by going down this path is foolish. Just buying reasonable components has put me pretty near the price of a mini. I think the point is customization, and one thing that you really can't get from Apple, which is variety of expansion. Of course, you pay for it in difficulty of configuration, and if you don't get it right, instability.