Indeed, a very interesting read, that blog re: SSD and Win7 you sited!! Gosh, with 16Gb RAM, perhaps I can run w/out a swap file.
From that read, I am looking now for a rating of SSD's by Mircrosoft Windows Experience Index metric.
Regarding some other issues: DVD burner. I can not find anything other than the Plextor that is 1)External and 2) eSATA with 3)the flexibility of USB too! It was only $80 at Amazon, BUT UNAVAILABLE now!
I'm open for suggestions! Remember, I use my computer from 6' away, separated by one floor (hole).