I guess I relate computers to cars. They are now a necessary ingrained part of modern daily living. I get sick of car repair/maintenance/replacement, just the same way I do with computers. But it is what it is.
Sure, you can do without, but it really takes some serious commitment and lifestyle changes.
You can be a backyard/office mechanic and rebuild, repair and putz with them for fun and profit.
You can be the "mom" and use them when necessary, as long as all you have to do is turn the key/button, and take it in if something goes awry.
You can drive/operate an old clunker that more or less runs, idles roughly and takes a little longer to get somewhere/download files.
Oh, or you can buy new and shiny every 3-4 years to keep up with the "racket" and trade in your old model for whatever it's worth.
Anyway you slice it, computers are here to stay, so barring the big "Kill Shot" EMP, it's a love/hate relationship from here on out.