]Oh, unless you count needing to move to the latest MS OS. That's the only reason for new hardware, and the reason stuff runs slow
No it isn't - other new software and MY need for speed.
The other points were silly, the faster the machine the faster the browser loads, the faster the games play, the faster the video and you can play higher-res video, compile software quicker, upload download a little faster, load files quicker, its just speed.
Arguing a bad point to argue is silly, stop it. ;)