I have a dream. A dream in which there is an operating system where no matter how many times you upgrade the OS, hardware drivers never break. Printers, audio interfaces, digital cameras, scanners—they all still work perfectly without needing driver update, because the operating system does something magical to make sure that stuff still works. A dream in which there is an operating system where no matter how many times you upgrade the OS, all your software still works perfectly, just like the day you bought the computer and first installed it. Because the OS maker managed to make sure that stuff will always just work. You won't ever have to worry that an OS update breaks anything. Let the company with $233 billion in the bank worry about that for you, they can spare a few engineers after all. That's the benefit of buying products with a 41% markup. A dream in which no operating system update ever removes any features that I loved, and always gives the ability to keep using a UI that looks the same. A dream in which operating system updates do not introduce new features that cannot be turned off yet are useless for my purposes. A dream in which you can always go back to older versions of operating systems and they'll just work. A dream where there is more of a reason to update my Mac than "so that Notes will sync right" and "your current version is a hacker's paradise" and "you didn't need that clear toolbar chicklet anyway". A dream where Dashboard widgets actually get updated. So that they're not the exact same dashboard widgets that they were when Dashboard debuted with OS X Tiger in 2005. The. Exact. Same. A dream where .. oh never mind… dreams never come true… buy new plug-ins, buy new scanners, buy new audio interfaces, buy new everything. Heck just get rid of it all and buy all new stuff, then spend a million years converting every project you have to the new versions, not that anyone will ever listen to those projects anyway, why not just burn all of it and start fresh, with a clean slate eh? Who needs the past. Just get rid of it all.