I used to keep my PC up to date, but since I invested in a brand new motorcycle I've not had the money to do so, or I would. Here's my setup:
512MB PC133 RAM
Four HD's: 80GB, 60GB, two 120GB's
Creative Labs 8X DVD w/DXR3 decoder card
Hercules Geforce 3
Creative Labs Soundblaster Live X-Gamer
Linksys Ethernet 10/100 card
Pinnacle DC10 Video Capture card
Promise Ultra 100 IDE controller
All of this in a Mid-ATX case w/250W Power supply
I'd like to upgrade my motherboard, CPU and memory, but the rest will do me fine for years to come. The only other future upgrade I'm looking forward to is the Geforce FX. I figure it will cost around $600-800 to upgrade my system the way I want it. Maybe income tax will give me soem new goodies this year.
Getting back to greed... Greed is exactly why I'm not going to buy any gifts this year for Christmas. Christmas isn't about gift giving, it's about being with family. I refuse to give in to the greed-fest that's happening at stores all over America. People just blindly go to stores each year feeling obligated to buy stuff for others. Why not try something different this year? No gift swaps, just good family time. Buy a board game, or some cards. Sit down with family and have a good time enjoying each others company. There are so many things you can do besides swapping presents. I can see doing it for the kids, but not for adults.
That's my $0.02