Tyler, actually man.. if you've used it? windows xp is inferior. windows xp is n00b. No advanced configurations, just basic n00b options. I mean, you can't even put a password onna folder for sharing! windows 95 even had that! Also, you could do sweet stuff like limiting folders anywhere to only a certain user or user type for read, write, or both. windows xp you have to share it to all or no one really.
Sure, windows 2000 probably won't be updated anymore. so what? a solid OS is fine. And last I remember windows 2000 has great service packs while windows xp has sp2, lol.
Btw, plenty of people still use windows 98 and that's hella outdated, what does that tell you tyler? it's not the age man, it's not soo much quality either, it's personal tastes. Tech's prefer win2000 for it's advanced options, everyone else prefers winxp cause it's easy, and looks "pretty".