I am told that you do not support the ryzen cpu at this time. Is that something I will see soon?
That depends on the kernel. I see that there are stability issues with Ryzen on Ubuntu 16.04, which elementary Loki is based. There are some work-arounds to get it stable.
What I would recommend is running elementary from a live USB for a bit to see how well it performs. If it does run ok you should be good.