You're all going to hate me for posting this, but you'll learn to forgive because I'm the newbie. I've been reading many of these threads on pbooks vs. ibooks and I still can't come to a conclusion. I have many questions, and not all of them pertain to laptops, so here goes: 1) I've seen the updates on the ibooks and they seem really reasonable for the price, but I'm still debating the 14'' ibooks vs. the 12'' or 15'' powerbooks. Which option seems to be a better bang for your buck? 2) What is the projected longevity for a powerbook vs. an ibook? Will they be able to last 4 years? (I'm going to college). 3) Is applecare really worth it? Or should I go with computer insurance? If the insurance is a better option, who should I go with? (I read that really unfortunate story of the guy who dropped his pbook of a 2 story balcony ledge. Heartbreaking story...) 4) As for ipods, I've been reading that there are some problems with the 30 gb and 60 gb ipods...I think that the new 60 gb seem to be worth more than the 20 gb ipod photos...true? 5) Superdrive or external drive? 6) What is this spanning of which everyone speaks? 7) Any experiences with the HP psc 1610 printer? What about the canon 760 or whatever it's called... 8) For all of you who just ordered comps from the Apple Store, how long did it take you guys to ship? Thank you for any help you all of you knowledgable folks can provide me with! Sorry with the disgustingly long post!