It absolutely is a PIMP. Downloaded CCS6 beta, the new energia, the Tiva C workbook, skipped to the ethernet project and shazam - I'm on the network in less than 30 minutes including download time. Try that with any other dev board. Sure I could have used the exocite program that came with it but what fun is that?
Having started with 8051, pics, and stamps years ago...this is night and day different
I have had my eye on the higher end 430 launchpad but for a few dollars more I think I will stick with 430 value line for low end projects, Tiva for midrange, and use a cubieboard or WR7