Your views on computer specs
Currently doing some pointless internet arguing with two idiots on Autodesk discussion groups about computer specs. Among the retardations that I'm hearing are gems like "XP is low-end, Vista is faster" (which has been proven to be false) and "Vista uses 1.5GB of RAM just from booting to the desktop" (yeah right).
What is your philosophy on computer specs? Are you one to try and squeeze every dollar and get by on as little as possible? Do you like to get some of the "necessities" and call it good? Do you go all out and buy the newest processor that will no doubt be obsolete and 1/4th the price in a year?