Any component-parts watcher over time knows CPU Version 1.0 and Motherboards 1.0 won't be optimal. Even the 1.1's will be lesser than the 2.0's.
This will be another interesting marketing situation for the computer industry, however, because Intel traditionally trumpets a new CPU as the Be-All End-All solution for All Things.
If they do that here and have masses of sales only to have masses of USB related complaints, this might be a bigger black-eye than a pocketbook boon.
So I wonder if we'll see Haswell 1.0 slip in quietly and tippity-toe thru the test waters? Then sometime this Fall, maybe see a marketing blitz - a rejuventated "Intel Inside!" ding-dong affair?
Or will Intel decide "This is really our power-savings CPU anyway so it was never going to be the massive rescue chip for the tubercular computer industry anyway"? I've seen a lot more articles using this slant already.