Well, we talk about it. I tell them what I think I would get the most use out of and if they can't do it it's fine. This Christmas I'm pulling for a new computer because I've been using a laptop
heavily as a normal computer, which isn't supposed to be done. It's kind of burnt out now even though I got it two years ago. It still works, but the battery does not last, keys are missing, and the power cord is detiriorating. Also, I think the speakers are starting to cackle. So yeah, a new computer would be great.
Problem is, I know what to ask for but I don't know what anybody really wants. That's the real problem.