^^^They really ARE little computers.
It always amazed me that consumers would just accept that expensive products have a limited lifespan.
American automobile companies from the late 1960's through the mid 1990's depended on "planned obsolescence" as a way to stimulate vehicle sales. Poorly engineered, poorly built cars that only last 3-5 years will HAVE to be replaced. They didn't count on Japanese and German quality changing the face of the passenger vehicle market though.
Still, you can design a button to last nearly forever and what can go wrong with a microchip?
A DSLR should last for 20-30 years with moderate use and good maintenance!
OK... that's my gripe for the day. I feel better.