I won't get into the whole story, but I am ready to move on from my desktop PC.
I use my iPad 95% of the time now, but it would just feel weird not to have my big monitor, keyboard, and mouse on my desk.
So I really don't want or need to get into another Windows PC. And don't really want a laptop as my iPad is very comfortable on my lap in my chair.
I then discovered the Chromebox. This looks like it would be a good solution. Yes, I know, I wouldn't have any Windows programs anymore but just don't use them. And as far as storage I would just use the Google Cloud (Drive?). I would back up all my documemts in the cloud and all my images on thumb drives.
I haven't heard much about the Chromebox. We did buy Mrs. C's parents a Chromebook a few years ago who are basically computer illiterate. I set it up for them along with their WiFi and have never had a "tech call" from them in all these years.