totally agree with the op, getting sick of looking for increase requirments
I have a 3 yr old PC with an $80 graphics card. Haven't had to upgrade once and I can still play modern titles at better res than any console. So I'm not really buying the frequent upgrade argument.
Agreed, my old computer lasted me 5 years with only one graphics card upgrade, it still plays all the new games with medium to high settings. I only got rid of it because I wanted something completely new and could give it to my nephew as a Christmas present.
I find the whole constant upgrade argument comes from three types;
1.Those who buy the absolute minimum, which of course doesn't last long and requires constant upgrades if they want to play the next new game at medium to high settings.
2.Those who need to have top end everything in which case it's not games that drive their need to upgrade.
3.Those who aren't too savvy and end up making poorly chosen upgrades resulting in bottlenecks that has them looking for upgrades again soon after.
I actually end up buying peripherals like new keyboards, mice and monitors a whole lot more than I buy anything to upgrade the computers performance.