Well, I took the plunge. My old desktop at home was nearing the end of it's lifespan - nearly 6 years old (that's like 70 in computer years). I built my old desktop back in 2002 at college and I decided that I'd once again build a Frankenstein creation.
So my new computer is here, and I'm getting used to *shivers* Window's Vista. So far, it hasn't been nearly as bad as I've heard about it. Aside from a few minor hiccups, it runs way better than my old XP system.
We'll see how it goes... it's not a Mac, but it's still pretty and nice. We'll see if it wow's me.