After a fresh reinstall, I was liking Vista a bit better. It’s still bloated and stupid, but not nearly as bad as it was before. There was a slickdeal for 4GB of RAM for like $60. I jumped at it, figuring it would help things. It does, but unfortunately the 32-bit version of Vista still has that stupid problem that XP had–it can’t see more than 3GB of RAM. There are a lot of other factors on why it can’t do this, including bios, chipset, etc. However, if you’re going to release a bloated OS with steep system requirements, you’d figure this issue would have been addressed. Sadly, it’s not. So my laptop has 4GB of zippy RAM in it, but it can only see 3GB. It runs better than ever, but this problem is still retarded.