Yah, I think this is a great thread, cause it brings together all of the most pertinent info, for choosing compatible ram for the Sandy Bridge platform. Plus the fact that I agree with your conclusions as well. Your very knowledgeable about memory, and the needs of the 2nd gen Intel cpu.
If the new comers would take the time to read your first post, and all the links included, we wouldn't need to do as much coaching!
Plus sometimes I see some bad suggestions being given, and feel bad if I don't step in and explain what, why, and how!
Not sure if you want to include this in some form, to your first post?
But to the "new to building" people, or just "memory challenged", they may need to be made aware that the timings that they normally see, ie: 8-8-8-24 1T, are only the 5 most advertised timings, and there are many more than that. So then they would take that into consideration when asking the question, can I add this set of Mushkin Redline, to this set of G.Skill.
Up to you!