I (as you know) am getting a new PowerMac and the AppleCare thingy costs £165 which is rather alot more than it cost for the iMac. Over the last 2 years i've probably only spent about 1/2 an hour on the phone to support people, and the blokey had to come here once. However, aren't Macs more reliable now because of OS X? Is it sensible to not get the protection plan and just hope? You phone support for 90 days and repairs for a year without it and with it you get both for 3 years.