Oh I agree Jack. You make due with what you have and then deal with it until you can get what you want. What you need and what you want are two different things.
About the only thing I can't do without is Windows but you all but get a free copy when you buy a new PC so it's almost free. Parting out my current Dell at Newegg comes to $138 more than I payed for it and that is without a copy of Win7. So pretty much a free (legal) copy. The main reason I stopped building my own.