It's great so far, I dont OC and dont need extra LAN or SATA ports so I got what I have now, I havent owned a Gigabyte in very long time I'm hoping I made a good decision.
I used to have a gigabyte ep45 back in the day and I dont rememeber it being anything over average, but my new Z77 gigabyte mobo is brilliant. Great price, easy to use BIOS, handy features for overclocking.
Im hoping the z97 giga boards are much of the same.
I may get it, if I don't decide to wait for Broadwell (though new china rumor has it LGA may lag a few months behind laptop chips). Here's hoping it won't be just a 70K delid practically. We had some good speculation on the news forums about it maybe having better firmware or voltage regulation, but I get sense we are being more hopeful than needed sometimes.