Okay I've never got Apple care but most of time have opted for Squaretrade warranty and that has been pretty good so far for me. I've question if Apple care is even worth it for Mac-mini considering it is just $799 machine and Apple is asking for another $149 to top it. It is desktop so chances of things going hay-wire with it is less as there is no moving for the device. What exactly Apple care provides apart from regular repair in case of mal-functioning ? If you've Applecare could you sign-up for some of those one-on-one classes on certain software in Apple store ?