except for those of us who ya know....don't want to build a car, we just want to pick one out and drive it off the lot.
I don't want to build a damn computer, I just want to use it. Open box, plug in computer, hit power button, and away I go.
So you can snark at Mac users like me as spending too much...but I've only bought two computers in the last 16 years. My G5 tower in 2001, and its replacement my 27in iMac in 2010. And all I have ever done to either of them is add more RAM.