I think the main factor is that people, like Tailsgirl, simply aren't big computer geeks/tech savvy people like we are. So they go out to the local Walmart and pick out whatever machine is on display or whichever one the salesperson tells them to get (and they're idiots too) without researching the hardware and compability, and get it just because it's there and it's cheap and *think* they're being informed by someone who knows what they're talking about. Whereas the rest of us will spend weeks/months looking up parts, comparing them, researching, and so on until we have a build that suits and satisifies us (I'm doing that now and it will be a year or so before I can even start building it).
So it's not really so much a factor that they're tards who spend too much on the software and neglect the hardware, it's probably that they just don't know any better and plainly accept what they're given without a second thought.
totally disagree with this......sorry, but i think your wrong. For the sake of skinning only to please vista users, i went into debt for another year to upgrade my pc and get vista.....(after just paying off my new pc, the second in 9 or so years) ..and let me tell you, it hurts, when your on a pension and every dollar counts. My pc is a skinning pc, more than a gaming rig...although it could and can play the latest games ect.... but if w7 is going to cost a fortune....i wont be upgrading for some time, id rather buy food and toiletries than trying to keep up with the jones and the skinning world.......new skins can wait.....my life cant and wont suffer.
....next month i will have finally payed off my pc with the vista upgrade.........and I know i will feel very liberated and FREE.......
I can only hope that w7 will be the last os for quite sometime....i mean look at the gap between xp and vista..huge....... if ms again comes out with another os next year.....ill be throwing up my hands.....i certainly cant afford a new os every year or so.....its unfair and i think nothing more than a scheme for ms to make more money....... *grrr*