MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
This addition is great.
My replicator mightyboard blew up from a static discharge as well :(
I ended up switching to a flashforge mightyboard. It is better designed, and it has a better processor in it allowing the use of sailfish.
I highly recommend the replacement http://www.flashforge-usa.com/shop/parts-accessories/mightyboard.html
One note though, most of the connectors on the flashforge board are different, requiring you to re-terminate everything. It isn't a process for the non-advanced user.