I see your point but they did have a qualifying statement at least.
The recommended total Power Supply Wattage gives you a general idea on what to look for BUT it is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection! Total Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important, followed by the +5V amperage and then the +3.3V amperage. Example: PSU you want to buy has 400W total wattage output but only has 16A on +12V rail. But your configuration might require 20A on +12V rail.
Please read the following power supply recommendations (silentpcreview.com) site before you buy one of the very important pieces of computer hardware - power supply.
And It is FREE.
Not like it's one of those "PC Doctor" programs that will get your PC running perfectly for only $39.99
Hopefully the fact that it errs on the "high" side will prevent new users from buying something that is just too small for their needs. And I would bet in most cases the suggested power is a lot closer than the overclocked examples we are using.
We have to remember that most motherboards don't have a site that lists "recommended" components (Or savvy users like Thasp, RohypnoL, and HITandRUN) so a lot of new users are on their own with selection.
certainly a harmless diversion from the forum's general craziness