These parts work just fine, if you are aware of the tendency to carry the solder up, if you use too much. I saved all but one. When I re- soldered them, no problems at all. Again, just have to be aware of it, and use a little less solder than you might otherwise.
On another note, I have 3 main boards assembled, and the initial test, power and power supplies, and all is good! Ready to put in the chips, and get some blinky!