"So I am looking at the Striker Extreme and all others that are as affordable or more affordable, it kills me not to be able to get the PNG-E or the P5N32 since both boards kick arse on the OC'ing arena"
The Striker Extreme and the P5N32-E are the exact same board. The SE just has an LCD post panel, an onboard power switch, a few more vregs around the cpu, and maybe another very minor difference I can't recall.
Some people have actually peeled a sticker off their P5N32-E boards to expose the Striker Extreme wording
Basically, unless you want to use the board as some sort of test bench or something, it doesn't offer enough vs. the P5N32-E to justify the price.