Obviously this is unacceptable, and the guys/girls who have to go through the all the nonsense that comes with broken hardware, should be compensated by AMD/the brand they bought from.
The thing that makes me suspicious is the people I've seen on reddit, YouTube, etc., all seem to have higher-end MB's.. Stuff like - "Thanks AMD, you just broke my $300 MB, only going Nvidia from now on!" just doesn't sit right..
If we go buy the logic that most of the people buying this GPU have low-end boards, and most of the people frying them have high-end ones that should easily be able to handle the 5W more average current, and considering these things have been selling by their thousands... wouldn't that mean we should be seeing thousands and thousands of fried boards popping up? Surely if "military grade" Sabertooth's, and boards designed for OC'ing and LN2 are dropping left and right, then i sadly don't see the plebs who buy these standing a chance..