I finally narrowed this down to a problem with all CRS210-8G-2S+IN Routerboards that I have (around 40 of them).
With a small percentage of devices, Port 1, and ONLY Port 1 (PoE port) will refuse to register at the full 1Gbps and drops back to 100Mbps FDX after a few seconds of on/off negotiation.
I can plug the same offending laptop into any other of the ports 2-8 and it doesn't have a problem immediately registering 1Gbps FDX. Laptop/device/router doesn't have any other known issues with any other device.
Doesn't matter if I'm using PoE or direct DC power, same issue.
Very very consistent, and the number of devices that have the issue with it are steadily growing.
I just wanted to check here if anyone else had noticed this.
Also, if by any chance it's a default configuration error let me know.
This is on the latest RouterOS I had loaded recently 6.30.2, but also occurs on 6.27 on the same device (upgrade, downgrade, etc, always the same failure).