Okay, okay, I'll get it out of the way: Some may call me a hypocrite because I'm considering a total system upgrade.
I will admit that, for forever and a day, if asked I often tell people to eschew a total system upgrade just to stay on the cutting edge of tech. I'm almost always that lone voice in the wilderness who counsels against OCN's credo, which is "the pursuit of performance."
My reasoning has always been that, for the most part, frequent system upgrades are actually quite unnecessary unless you've got a huge -- and hugely deficient -- ego to massage. Most of us on OCN actually do have a fast computer, especially compared to the majority of the population.