Along with seeing many technologies come and go, I just realized something. I no longer have to run the latest and greatest, biggest and fastest of everything I can get/adfford.
My laptop is a Netbook, since I was tired of lugging around a huge laptop. I find it does just fine for what I want to do in the portable world.
I will admit that I wondered if I should upgrade to Windows Ultimate... but I quickly got over it.
I think part of this is the realization that whatever I buy today will be obsolete very soon from the perspective of always having to be on top, but what I have will probably last me for years if I go by what actually provides meaningful benefit.
With that said, I am glad I moved to Windows 7, and a better video card and look forward to the next thing that draws my interest enough to explore it.
Now, what I would really like is a system with power roughly equivalent to mine and only draw about 60 watts... That would address my "green" side.