I'm just curious to see if anyone takes as long as I do. First, I wait until I finally feel like updating. Then, I start to download mods to make things the way I want them.
So far, in my quest to update to 1.2.3, I have downloaded
Retro Sounds Mod
Sound Mod Enabler
Too Many Items
Single Player Commands
A mod that finds slime chunks
Endermen don't pick up blocks (one of the most important mods IMO)
and finally ClassicLight.
I'd use Optifine but it conflicts with ClassicLight.
Then I have to actually download the update, and don't forget updating my custom texture pack.
I'm almost hoping the jungles have a color overlay - that way I won't have to color the texture myself.