Rebuilding my main work PC from scratch always reminds me of driving to Scotland - I've done it dozens of times before, but I always forget quite how long it takes, yet eight hours later I'm usually glad to have gone through the ordeal. Today I rebuilt for the first time in nine months, this time with Windows 2003 Server, which I think is the seventh version of Windows I've had on my desktop in as many years of working life.
Still, the PC feels much better for the experience - it was getting hideously crufty beforehand. Now I only have the one version of each app instead of the last two or three, and everything's running just swimmingly. I've upped the screen resolution to 1600x1200 whilst I'm at it, which gives me so much more room to breathe. Mmm...