WoWo....Wow! I think there is a misconception of who Xp users are. I have Vista on my laptop, but I just use it for work traveling reasons. I choose to have Xp on all my desktops at home. My main system is a Q6600/680i/3gig ram/8800gtx. Thats a great updated system to sensible standards. I have stripped XP down to the bare bones and use my own programs of choice. I use to have to reinstall XP ever so often to get the speed up again, now, everyday it is like the first day of installation,...no bloat. I use it for PS3, Maya2008, ZBrush, en/decoding, Gaming, burning, etc. (92Gigs of programs on main Drive)Security wise I have every hole blocked and every ping and talk is acknowledged or blocked. My system is 80 plus % freeware. My systems performance ratings are off the charts in every way when compared to similair systems (same hardware)with Vista. I see myself as completely up to date minus the OS....but I choose to be. And so do my savvy computer friends that do the same. I guess what I'm saying is XP users are not ancient relic computer owners or people that hate change. We just use what can be best If you know how to make it that way. I feel like I own my system, and have gotten the best performance out of its hardware based on what I can do with XP vs Vista. I cant wait to see what Win7 can do, I'm ready to upgrade to some bling and friendly performance. But I won't unless I know its better. I've owned the first edition of windows and have skipped the ownership of ME and 2000 when they came out. I see Vista the same way, defiantly skip it and wait. For now using XP for me is not outdated or a handicap it's the smart choice. just my thoughts.