Wired: Three years after I pre-ordered my Gran Turismo 5 PlayStation 3 pack from Amazon I finally played it last week. And four years after buying my HD TV, today I watched BBC HD for the first time. Trying to justify being an early adopter in amongst busy family life is no easy task, and these facts don't help matters.
While my wife would happily wait until technology has had a chance to mature before buying it, I more often than not jump in early. My justification, apart from the kids' excitement, is usually being able to enjoy new features years ahead of anyone else.
When Gran Turismo finally arrived in our house the other day and I was enthusing about it and got a cold response: "I thought you got that years ago when we bought the PS3?" Well, yes that was the idea although that wasn't quite how it worked out.