More is slower I find, so keep it simple.
Usually I find my productivity slows down when someone "Updates" a piece of software.
So they move all the buttons around to unfamilar places, add lots of extra features that I didn't miss in the previous version and generally make it all more complicated.
Sounds a lot like new operating systems, more bloat more exciting features that I don't need. Next thing is I'm screaming at the IT guy demanding a new machine because the latest updates have slowed my machine to a crawl.
To avoid all this crap I usually just use the older versions of the software, one design package I use is 9 years old and it works great, seen the newer versions, looks a nightmare.
Even still using a 10 year old CRT monitor here, because it works great.
Of course the killer remark is that if I was really a slave to the machine I wouldn't get time to slack off and write comments to the El Reg like this one.
With the aid of a computer I can look busy for hours if need be (Don't worry I still get lots done)