Just like fast food. You buy from someone who provides known quality. Yes you can make
a better burger at home, but you gain some convenience. I would prefer to buy a video card
that works out of the box. My time shopping and retuning items that are great but will have to
sit on the shelf until the driver bandwagon catches up my video card.
Same thing with home automation x10, yes I want to play with the stuff but I want a place to
pick up some items and try them and come back and buy some more later maybe an IP web camera.