OK, I've searched the topic over and can see how this extended coverage would be a benefit to a portable machine like an iBook or PowerBook as they are portable and constantly exposed to the elements. However, is this coverage worth the $$$ for a desktop system like a PowerMac or iMac? I can see where the iMac user might want it as everything is contained in a single enclosesure so my question regards the PowerMac specifically. Being that it is just the box mixed with seperate periphials, possibly including different internal memory and video cards, etc., is the $249 justifiable? I'm mixed on whether to purchase it when I get my new PowerMac next week. I can undertsand with the amount of money I'm investing into this machine, it would be worth the money IF something should go wrong or I need personal assistance. Then again, I consider myself very knowledgeable with my machines and always maintain and take great care of them, so why waste $250? I'd like to hear your feedback about this. PowerMac & AppleCare, worth the money?