I've been catching up with the latest developments lately, after 2 years of slumber. This topic should be relevant to quite alot of people who wants the fastest, but afraid of paying top dollar to debug new hardware/software. New hardware/software comtain plenty of minor bugs and a couple of major ones (Windows: I don't have to start on that). I love top end equip, and ever since I started building my own comps, I always insisted on top end stuff. However, being a cautious person, I always do plenty of research before jumping into the pool, and therefore by the time I'm done researching, I'd know what to look out for and what to avoid. Or maybe the bugs have ironed themselves out. The main question is here: How long should we let new hardware/software mellow out before we go out and buy them? I remember the time when P4s were first introduced. I stuck with a P3 800mhz solely on the reason that P4s were really new, and were supposed to be very unstable. Not sure if that was a good choice. The only time I didn't do any research and jumped onto the newest stuff was the introduction of the RD RAM. Got badly burnt there, didn't catch on, expensive, and Dual Channel memory was introduced not too long after. I was thinking a waiting period of a minimum of 4 months, enough for the major bugs to be ironed out and the prices to drop a little. What do you guys think?