I'd love to argue that - but actually, I didn't buy my computer. I didn't even want one. My uncle gave it to me. And besides, why only computers? Everything revolves around money, that's my beef. Geeze.
Or even better, a kid with UCLA in his screen name (one of the more expensive California universities):
Did you see the article in Time Magazine this week about people who used to make $100,000+ a year, but now only $70,000. And we're supposed to feel sorry for them?