I was going to ask if you lot who throw away this piece of perfectly fine (and in the case of a oven-fresh bread, the best piece) also throw away the first slice of a block of cheese, but then I realised that cheese slicers are not that common in certain parts of the world. If there is something more infuriating than watching people throw away good bread, it is watching people throw away some damn fine cheese.
Besides Katawa Shoujo my favorite in the visual novel style is probably Digital: A Love Story (which you can get for free over here). I would say it's a bit more of a "game" than the other stuff I've played; the whole thing is about navigating through different BBS-servers, with the whole typing in phone numbers and failed connections, to expand the story.
I hear you friend, I've been in the same boat for many years. I'm currently rocking a pair of AKG stereo headphones, clean and simple sound at a fair price. Hoping they'll last for some time.
I have an older version of the 514s, and I've had them for just over two years now and they still work perfectly fine, despite falling of my desk all the time and sometimes being stuffed into a packed bag. So yeah, my own empirical research tells me that AKG makes pretty durable stuff.