i'm with Heff
I agree with Heff there, i like shiny new things and gadgets, but the whole point of a computer is to run an application as fast as possible, in a reliable fashion. this is the main reason the first thing i do after installing is to turn off all the fancy fonts. rounded corners and other shiny bits you can't see when you are running an app, which is what you have the computer for presumably.
-do many people spend time in front of their machine just staring at the desktop??
if i were to install windows 7 instead of xp onto the hardware i currently use, would it make my games run faster or load quicker?
-i would get the latest DX version i suppose which has nearly swayed me, but not quite.
if yes it's worth upgrading i'd say, but i seriously doubt it.