2006 Macbook Pro 17 inch - Weird power problems in the last months... For the past 34 months (since 2006) Ive been the owner of a Macbook Pro 17 inch (2.16ghz, 2 gigs or RAM, 7200 RPM disk, etc.) laptop covered under Applecare from the get go. Up to month 24, most of my experience has been very acceptable. OK, Leopard hasnt been without its glitches (not as stable as 10.4 in my mind), but generally both hardware and software has been good. Just to make things clear right from the start, my Macbook is a working machine. It is a machine which I use day in day out as a security expert. This laptop has never seen the ground, is in perfect condition and has always been taken car of; maybe more than my wife.. ; ) On this note, Ive been living weird power problems (battery, usage and charge related) since the last 10 months, for which I, the Apple Store neer my home and Apple still have no explanation. Batterie not being seen in the OS; Batterie not charging; Charging times ranging from tens of minutes to hours; Overheating of the laptop; And more... Simply put, in the last 9 to 10 months Ive went through 3 batteries, a new logic-board, a new 85 watt power adapter and a bunch of kernel panics (maybe leopard related?). To my greatest surprise, my last call to Applecare (last night) resulted in another, yes another visit to the Apple Store still with no clear solution onsite, just another batterie swap??? I may be not a electronic specialist, an engineer or a rocket scientist, but this cant be real, right? After an hour discussion with Apples client relation (adding another call to Apple Care this afternoon), they still believe that the problem is battery related... Please keep in mind that my applecare ends this may and that at this point Im going trough a battery every 5 to 6 weeks in the past 5 months; crazy. Can anyone help me in understanding this situation, especially that Apple Customer Relation was of no help in trying to solve my problem. Im not Steve Jobs, but still this original purchase of a flagship product ran me more than 3600 hundred bucks... Adding to that a bunch of other apple products purchased ranging from imacs, iphones, macbooks and more? Has Apple lost touch with its core clients? Should I even consider buying another Apple product to replace this overvalued macbook pro? Anyone?