Actually, not complying with pressure from the Gov't would be the fastest way for us to lose the TAX FREE perks that Amazon offers on our purchases.
There was nothing wrong with those systems when we decided to upgrade.
This last upgrade we switched to top of the line/best in class hardware and hope to resist the urge a little longer prior to upgrading.
I really notice very little performance upgrade this past 3 year cycle. What's really new?
So, until I can buy a nCore processor supported by applications and operating systems that will utilize them - I don't see the need for mid-grade consumers to upgrade.