1. The review was done on or before Aug 20, 2012, so it didn't take into consideration of latest major firmware updates (which was reported to fix a lot of negative review points).
2. The review was based on price/expectation. It expects more because of higher price. So the review became negative biased when it didn't see more in performance or features. But I'm looking for absolute performance, assuming you can get the units at same price.
3. Given its newer generation chipset, larger flash, more capability for powerful firmware, doesn't the AC66U have higher abosolute value? Or is it the case that ASUS screwed up by making worse product from better hardware? ie. It made 1+1 < 1 (instead of = 2)? btw, it seems to drop the microSD slot that came with N66U.
Anyway, the closing thoughts in the AC66U review are pretty negative, almost = no go... sigh, thought AC66U is at least as good as RT66U if not much better, no? The review is not as good because the expectation is higher, it's less reliable, or any other factors?