I don't know how "common" my point of view is, probably not very common. I still do not buy the newest stuff until I read or listen to other's experiences first. I'm in no real hurry to be first in this area as the first folks almost invariably get burned.
This is not to say I'm far behind, I have an 8Mpx camera, not a 12, I have a large screen TV, all be it a non-digital TV & given to me not purchased by me. I own 6 computers, 1 win 2000 laptop, three XP home laptops (one of which is literally falling apart because of bad case-hinge design & which will be sold for parts on eBay soon), one XP Pro desktop, and one older PC with a Linux OS. I am also into amateur radio & own a number of different radios some of which I built myself, again none are cutting edge any longer. My sound "system" includes a new iPod Nano, along with three other mp3 players I use. One of which was bought long before the iPod, you see I had to wait till Apple got their act together and 1, made it easy for PC users, and 2. changed their iTunes program and Store from keeping you from backing up your music & moving your music to another iPod or generic mp3 player.
Enough said, you get the point no doubt. My point of view on electronics, and this includes software which is an ever bigger part of almost all hardware, is to wait till the majority of initial bugs are worked out because it seems to me that companies are putting things on the market much soon than they normally would have just 20 years ago. They use those of us willing to part with our money as the guinea pigs to shake out the bugs in their software and hardware.
Last, I'm still waiting for that 40" HDTV to come down to my price range. Then I'll probably wait till the bugs are worked out a bit more and then perhaps I'll have a friend give me their older HDTV because they want to pick up the latest 3D-HDTV & I'll comfortably sit down and watch either one of my not-3D movies or over-the-air HD TV (Comcast just increased my fees by some 72% so I'm looking at when to drop them, again) on another not-cutting-edge but free TV.
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