While I do not welcome a BGA only Broadwell, we do see that Intel is not entirely abandoning the LGA based desktop market and enthusiasts. Haswell will still be available in LGA and offer performance that matches Broadwell but with slightly higher TDPs. Consider that we still do not have Ivy Bridge with LGA 2011 based systems, as those still rely upon Sandy Bridge B parts. The next generation after Broadwell will be offered in LGA. This does look to be a grand experiment by Intel with very little risk overall to their bottom line."
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips