We had bought a used 2002 Mercury GM a number of years ago. We recently traded it for a 2011 Mercury GM (last year they will make them and the Ford Crown Vic). While the car is a "top-of-the-line", it lacks a lot of features we had in the 2002. Also, the mileage is no better.
BTW, I wouldn't be surprised that those advocating change and saying it is good are Microsoft shills. Since Microsoft is not a H/W company, they must keep "revolutionizing" their S/W. Unlike IBM, which is big-time into services besides H/W and S/W. IBM learned their lesson years ago and now evolves the S/W slowly, always keeping backward compatibility in mind. The base of their "z" series OSes go back to the mid 60s (nearly 50 years ago). It is also highly unlikely that Windows will ever be as secure as those "z" series OSes.
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