You repave how often?
I’ve always been someone who likes regularly rebuilding my Windows machines. (See this post or this post for some ancient history on this.) I know this isn’t needed as much as it used to be, but I still find myself starting to get that itch anywhere from 6-weeks to 3-months after I last flattened the box.
I’m convinced that part of this is due to my willingness to try out new apps, hack on things, mess with my registry, try beta drivers, etc. Say what you will… Those things make me happy!
So rather than curtail those things, I just figure out ways to get around it. As I like to explain to my wife, “What I really enjoy is bending computer to my will.”