I think I've straightened 3 or 4 times in almost the past year. The last time was probably right around New Year's.
I've banned myself from the heat stylers now. Last blowdry was around New Year's, last cruling (I mean curling) iron was before September, and last straightening iron was around Thanksgiving '03. Considering I used to refuse to leave the house without perfect stick straight hair (blowdry then curling iron... later just blowdry), I'm very proud of myself.
I'm not against the idea entirely, I'm just trying to get healthy natural hair again. No more dye, no more heat until I grow all the damage off.