Well if it's any consolation Drunk i can relate to that , not the hormone bit , the XP bit :-)
I use Apple for most stuff now, unix for some stuff , and XP for precious little :-)
On a good day it's great , on a bad day forget it !
Get a Mac Mini , their cheap to get ( about the same price of the XP Pro OS!) and are a joy to use :-)
Yippie , no more anti virus proggie, no more spyware proggies , just fun :-)