It depends what you want it for I guess. This new NUC is a strange one, because it's a bit like a small PC (ie, a Shuttle system) rather than a tiny little box like the earlier NUCs.
Personally, I have a NUC from a couple of years ago. I don't care that it has an Intel CPU as all it does is run Linux and act as a mini server/torrent machine. For my main gaming PC I replaced at a similar time, I went with a more conventional form factor and a Ryzen CPU.