CS4 is one of the buggiest pieces of software I've ever seen, it was actually pretty shocking.
Excellent post. I feel the same whenever I read LOTR. It always brings back to me that feeling of wanting to be ignorant again - to go back to a time before the Ring (your drug of choice) existed - and the hopelessness of trying to erase your own knowledge of it. The more you think about it, the more it consumes you, and it's impossible to consciously not think about it.
Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955