I Agree this situation would be really frustrating, but that is what these reviews are useful for. You can establish what hardware will work before.
But I personally will stick with intel because – in my experience – if you get it to work, it will be rock solid. No sudden instabilities after 2 years . and the great hardware like Intel NICs (no realtek) and simpy a no fuss approach were you don’t have anny bling but the hardware you need. This is sole a personal opinion but intel hardware failed to disappoint me up until now.