I'm being slightly tongue in cheek, but most people sooner or later give up on wireless because ... it sucks.
For instance, you can now get 16 port switches (not hubs) for (the equivalent of) $30 each, with no fans (silent).
For $150 you can have a small switch in every room in the house, with just one cable to each room, tacked against the skirting board / dado rail / picture rail, which you pull out when you leave, leaving no visible marks.
I'm not saying I like it this way, just that that's a heck of a lot less hassle in the long run than a network which is:
- 1/3rd (at best 1/2) the speed of the CHEAPER wired networks
- crashes when you use the microwave
- slows down when you answer the phone
- crashes when your neighbours (if you live in a flat) install DSL and get a wirless router which conflicts with yours (there aren't enough channels for each flat in a small block to have wirless without conflict problems)
- suffers to some extent when any wirless cards from different manufacturers come in range, and go into "destructive" mode to deliberately sabotage your network (last I heard, these are still on sale, although the effects are usually bareable)
- costs much more money per card
For LAN transfers, I prefer gigabit ethernet now that it's been around a while
My PC is connected directly into the modem b/c I want the faster speed.
This is what gets me (I thought we'd all be happy with wirless by now, that the hardware would be much better, most people would be on A (108 Mbps) etc) - everyone does that, sooner or later. Over time, you see people migrate more and more of their PC's off wireless because it's too much hassle.