Users come asking what hardware will give them the best performance with the software. I think that is a valid question to ask because there are differing opinions on the subject based on personal usage of hardware.
I am a neophyte with the software. I can edit and do what I want when needed, but I do not have the long term skills/yunderstand that others here have. In Vegas Pro forum, there is a "standard" of sorts test that everyone can run and see where their PC hardware ranks in the scheme of things. It gives users some sort of baseline to see how different components/combinations perform. It's not speculation, but actual test runs done by the users and reported. I think this would go a long ways in helping new people and people considering upgrading their hardware.