Should You Bring Your Laptop on Vacation?

I am going on vacation next week, and a couple of kind-hearted people with my best interests in mind have suggested that perhaps I leave my (work) laptop at home. I did my best not to laugh in their faces because that is ridiculous. Of course I am bringing my laptop.

Should you bring your laptop/other work gadgets with you to paradise if you (maybe) can avoid it? Do you bring them regardless? Do you do it enthusiastically or with a cavalcade of sighs? Is there a right answer here?