16 lanes doesn't cut it
16 lanes isn't enough. Enthusiast class boards based on the latest Z97 chipsets either have to disable functionality in certain usage cases or resort to expensive PLX chips.
I haven't had coffee yet, but seem to recall that using Ultra M.2 storage can be an issue.
Why are we stuck on such a low number? Perhaps somebody more knowledgeable would like to shed some light?
BTW, reading El Reg before coffee. I know...