Source: The Guardian
quote: It's up to the retailers to make it easy enough for the "dumb" masses.
quote: I completely disagree. No matter how you cut it, there are a lot of variables that go into building a PC.
quote: OR I explained why it's not as simple and cut-and-dry as you suggest.
quote: Learn how to parse information and you'll have a lot less difficulty with basic communication, my hasty friend.
quote: Know your audience. Your entire post is preaching to the choir. People posting regularly to a tech site like this are well aware of both the How-tos as well as the relative cost/benefits of building one's own PC.
quote: But to the average consumer, you lost them with the very first sentence. Lists of parts is a further deterrent. Worst of all, you mention Linux.
quote: No, you're simply explaining why "people who understand and follow hardware" will always build their own PC's. It just simply is NOT an attractive option to the average gamer.
quote: I pretty much stated the opposite, so I don't know how this notion could have entered into your head.