Im really not one educated enough to make an opinion on this matter, but it seems a little weird.
Yes it kinda sucks having a computer with intel chipsets that aren't supported by the OS, I have recently had this problem with the thinkpad X30. I couldnt get my favorite *bsd on there because it didnt support the chipset entirely. Yes I could get networking which was a plus, but as for sound and some other things I cant remember right now it was a no go.
However I think its just one of those things where you just either make do or find a better solution. For me I found a better solution which was to get a new computer (see: ibook).
This request by theo is vaguley similar in my mind to asking a software company (I dont know alot of software companies but one that makes software that runs on windows) to make their products license open so that it can be used on free systems and distributed freely. Why on earth would this company do that? they are a company that is in business by selling software. Now with intel, I can kinda see some reasons why OpenBSD would want this and why users would want it, but it may not be their "right" right to have it. Intel sells hardware hardware should in theory be free to use by anyone and for all intents and purposes it is. But why intel should do all of this (even if its just a matter of changing the license) is above and beyond the scope of my imagination. Yes I can see that it would make OpenBSD be able to run on certain hardware, and would make systems stronger, but really thats up to intel. If they want to, then great, but if they need some time to think about it, people harassing them saying that they suck probably wont help. Which sadly is all that I can assume will happen with this request. Pea brained morons reading what theo said and complying in whatever mode they see fit because they cant understand the matter at hand. If that happens, I cant see intel acting favourably towards the situation.
Please correct me if I am wrong, or educate me in this matter better.