Looking forward to your finding with F11O, I was super lucky with the Rev2 as the original customer did not go through with this purchase at all.
Indeed you were. For a premium card like the Master is it was a little shocking to see that it was released with the two 8 pin ports. To then change it so very soon after it being available without not swap out choices is pretty grim.
Then again the whole GPU market is pretty grim in terms of pricing and availability.