Most of their CPUs no longer have coolers. Future proof is a myth. (how many retired a 4790k?)
If my motherboard ever dies I'm screwed when it comes to a replacement. A Z97 board would cost about $300 brand new.
I guess the alternative would be a new CPU, 300 series board- the most affordable thing, DDR4 RAM - not cheap these days.
I wish AMD would make a more serious dent in the market. The rumor is Apple is going to make their own CPU, even they think Intel is pricey. I'
I have nothing at all against AMD.
At any point in time, I'll use what I feel is the best overall CPU available.
With Ryzen, Thunderbolt-3 is not available.
That's a show-stopper for myself and many of our clients.
Ryzen's "Infinity Archtecture" benefits from running faster RAM (DDR4/3200)... but it's hard to find a motherboard that'll run DDR4/3200 absolutely rock-solid.
Ironically, Intel architecture doesn't benefit significantly from running faster RAM..