I used to have one during the blogging heyday before tweets and fb de facto killed it, but I closed it at one point because of TOS or something. Don't remember. Probably need it again (whether I like it or not) depending on where life takes me, I suppose. (insert juggernaught megacorp arguments here... but then again MS is no better
Yeah I can understand the "change is constant, no choice but to keep up" argument, it's fine. I'm just somewhat irked with the possible scenario e.g. a 2D sprite game or a Visual Novel type game, or even some low-budget 3D FPS boomHEADSHOT/aircraft pewpewFOX2/racer fnf turbo NAAWZZZ/whatever; gfx levels and feature set don't look like they would demand the absolute latest i3/5/7 setups, seems workable on a competent C2D/Quad without too much FPS hiccups, but then you load it up, and then it just... crawls, even on the lowest settings.
I don't think I'm some crazy luddite either, I just kinda don't see the Core 2 -> Core iX architecture jump as extreme as my little kid days (P1 133Mhz/Win95/FRED1 when Pentium 4's were halfway through their lifespan). But now late in the i7 generation, run stuff with a C2D and it's just slow/laggy...
Ah well enough of my ranting to nowhere... gaaah this just makes me worried, what if by the time I go all out on an i7, suddenly Intel/AMD introduce an all-new platform? Obsolete overnight. But that's how fast IT moves.
Anyway TLDR right now I'm on some "long-term borrowed" i7 2xxx laptop because the old Q6600 is NTLDR is missing and fixboot fixmbr didn't work this time and live CD's don't load.