I've really been stuck on which one to buy and have been waiting for the B2S promo. I don't really care that it's a $100 gift card because I have an iP4 and don't need an ipod. Anyways, I'm going to university and plan on going into pre-pharmacy and pharmacy school later on. Price doesn't matter to me. My dad wants me to get the MBP because of the optical drive but I don't know if I will be needing it. Also, if I go for the MBA i'll be waiting for the "ultimate" one to come out with the sandy bridge processors. But the thing is I think the storage on the MBA is kind of small and I don't like how it doesn't have a backlit keyboard. I'm kind of leaning towards the MBP... Any suggestions? Also, is applecare worth it? I won't buy it until my one year warranty is almost over. Note: this will also be my first mac.