I've overclocked and overcooked for quite few years now. Keep going and you will pass that critical line - the one that can't fill the bucket as fast as you are emptying it...great fun getting there though.
You paint a charming picture Chris, but although I've probably typed a few responses from park benches there's never been a tartan rug in sight.
My lack of interest in overclocking isn't the reaction of a Luddite, I've built and tuned many a machine, I've just never felt the need to push a processor to the limit; fractions of seconds aren't that important to me in the work that I do.
Apologies in advance for any typos - gnarled fists and laptop keyboards aren't a marriage made in heaven.
My list of 'never done' consists of replacing mobo. Flashing bios and overclocking. Found out that I can overclock my CPU to 8% and GPU to 10% safely. Any more on the CPU and the bios won't work. So my list of 'never done' has been reduced by 1. Not been a spectacularly overclocking (not added special cooling systems) but have had success.
I have a quite nice Asus motherboard, whch allows for more than one bios profile to be stored, and for some fine tuning of a lot of hardware.
I have three profiles sotred on it. 'low power', which underclocks the system, but reduces power consumption to almost nothing (good for if i'm only web surfing, word processing etc) and when the PC will be on for a long time.
'Normal'...pretty much self explanatory. And 'high power', which is a 40% overclock. This is for when I need to do a lot of data crunching, and especially video editing. This pretty much improves video editing time by 40%. Well worth it if it would otherwise take 2 hours to do a video conversion!
So, I find it well worth being able to adjust my hardware performance profiles.