I'm always in disbelief after reading something like this. What planet do people live on where it truly matters that the thing they bought months ago isn't the new shiny thing anymore?
The question one should ask themselves is this: "Does [x] meet my needs?" If the answer is yes, it's time to be quiet and stop writing these whiny pieces. Having an "obsolete" thing is not something any sane person should even think about, much less be ashamed of. Cheng even goes on to frame a quote from someone else like this:
"Pain"? "Endure"? Give me a break.
Update: I also just noticed that he filed the post under "Legal." Yeesh.