Robert, I'm with you 100%.
I'm sick of having to upgrade anythng, cars and cameras very much included. I think it's also largely due to maturity: comes a point when you realise that you are chasing ephemeral things that hardly exist, and to the extent that they do, certainly don't matter that much. But money does matter, and it's never easy to replace. Comes a time to conserve. That's why I changed my two telephone contracts to one that includes both fixed and mobile on a single invoice, gives me 500 minutes a month free calls on each as well as ADSL and a router, which I thought wasn't included, but turns out that it is. I saved about 40/50 euros a monthy doing that.
I should now be paying @60.38 a month instead of around €110!