|My current plans are similar to when Vista launched. Unless you want to be relegated to entirely legacy/maintenance work in a few years or leave the platform entirely; never upgrading isn't viable option.
I'm planning on getting 10/11" x86 tablet/keydock before the end of the year as my initial experimentation platform. Upgrading my primary PC is probably 3-12 months farther in the future (possibly concurrent with building a new Haswell box) depending on how quickly I learn it and when I'm willing to take the disruption hit from upgrading. Although if I fall in love, sometime over the two weeks I'm taking off for the xmas/newyears holidays isn't out of the question.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt