It seems that I'll need to replace my not-very-old desktop, or do extensive repairs after a lightning strike (I posted about this elsewhere), and some good desktop tower options for me do not come with PS/2 ports. Having one of these ports is the only way I can use my lightning-damaged PC, since it seems all the USB controllers were damaged. I'm still not entirely sure about that, but the evidence points that way. USB is enabled in the BIOS, and I've tried some other things.
I currently have to use a PS/2 mouse and the on-screen keyboard, which is not a good long-term solution.
While I'd be happy with keeping Windows 7, I might go for 10 since there are more choices. I was thinking of having the OS on a SSD drive and extra storage on a regular hard drive, a reasonably common option on newer computers (the ones usually lacking the PS/2 ports). Probably dual boot with Linux, which is not entirely relevant, but I've heard that booting from a Linux DVD can get around boot problems.
I like having options for all situations and am concerned I'll someday wish I had the port available. Your thoughts about not having one?