However. New computers are good, especially when my existing one was a college graduation gift from my parents in 1998 and boasts an impressive 3.2GB hard drive with Pentium 233 MHz Processor and 32MB RAM.
The new one has a 120GB hard drive. Yes, that's 37 and a half times as big as my existing one. Plus Pentium 4 2.66GHz processor, 512MB RAM, CD-RW Drive and DVD-ROM. (dragkingvenus, I actually consulted your description of your new computer and purposely tried to find a better one. :p )
Now all I have to do is wait for it to get delivered. And observe the shrinkage of my bank account. But that is okay. I am still pleased.
Weirdly, the most immediate issue that prompted my purchase was, of all things, the fact that my optical mouse isn't working right. And yes, I do know that buying a new computer when it's the mouse that's broken and not the computer is totally nonsensical. But somehow, just the fact of anything computer-related having problems caused me to desire to replace the whole thing. It was ancient anyway, and I've known for a while that I needed to replace it one of these days.