OK, so a couple of weeks ago I got a notice from Apple that the warranty on my Mac mini is soon to expire, and that I could purchase an extended warranty for $220 or so (if I remember correctly). I don't usually buy extended warranties except on very expensive gear (like my plasma TV), so I threw the notice out. Just now, I got a call from Apple... the telephone number was (916) 399-7992. The girl started asking me about my Mac mini and I anticipated that she was going to try to sell me an extended warranty, so I said "Hey, I already got a notice from Apple about extending the warranty, but I don't need to since my Mac mini is working great and I might be buying an Intel-based Mac mini if they announce them at MacWorld." Silence. I look at the phone, and she has HUNG UP on me. No "thanks for using Apple", no "let us know if you change your mind", not even a "good-bye". Negative kudos for Apple on this one. It's bad enough that they're über-pushy about AppleCare, but now they're being rude on the phone when you decline to pay a huge premium for an extended warranty.