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I agree with you, MB makers should include more USB ports, at least include more USB headers. I remember when motherboards would come with 3-4 USB 2.0 headers & 2 USB 3.0 headers. I would personally get a USB 3.0 hub and make sure its powered otherwise it runs at USB 2.0 speeds.I picked up a CDN ~$500 ASUS ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI motherboard recently and this is all it has for rear USB connections. After whipping out my camera and connecting, USB speakers, USB headphones and the usual other peripherals I'm pretty much out of non-USB-C ports. The manufacturers need to do a little better in providing the USB ports.
In terms of your MB, I think you paid a bit too much for it. That MB costs 2x of the ASUS Z690-P, you still don't get Thunderbolt 4/USB4 ports. Your MB supports Thunderbolt 4 through an add-on card (Which is dumb for how much you spent on the board already).
For that kind of money, I would've grab a ASUS ProArt Z690.
2 Less ports but you get 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports and the rest of the ports are USB 3.2 Gen 2 ready.