How long do you expect things to last? Have you ever bought something new and been disappointed right out of the box? At what point do you decide to give up and start over with an alternative?

What if it was a car? What if the replacement to this hypothetical car would cost more in monthly loan payments (than the annual accumulation of repair bills), but the sight of this car drove you to a rage? Would you keep the car, but give it a good cathartic kick each morning?