It really is remarkable that it keeps showing up as one of the best routers. I'd like to move on to another router that has better firmware updates. I just don't trust Asus any more to release stable and working firmware updates for their products. Unfortunately, I'm just not sure which router to choose.what boggles the mind is that the XT8 features in alot of the best wifi mesh router lists.. personally in good conscience I would never be able to recommend them. I guess it just goes to show that all reviews should be taken with a VERY BIG grain of salt.