So, since I got my laptop back working (although it looks like something that would have come out of Frankenstein's lab), I was finally able to play some Minecraft last night.
It's odd; I hadn't played it for a few months while I worked out a plan for fixing my laptop. Last night, I went into the last world I played in, couldn't remember for the life of me what I was doing, and really wasn't interested. I almost have to start over from scratch in order for me to enjoy the game. In short, I have to punch a tree.