Instead of paying Apple $240 for 16GB of RAM or $740 for 32GB of RAM I got some aftermarket RAM from Crucial and the tools to make the change myself. That cost me a grand total of $350 including the expensive iFixIt toolkit to replace my mishmash of tools that have accumulated over time.
Yes that thumping is my kids being crazy in the kitchen above my office.
One of the projects I'd like to take on later this summer is to build a PC/Linux desktop so that I can dive back into Windows a bit and see what Linux has to offer. The end goal is to have no limitations on which hardware or operating system I can choose to work with.