I purchased my first apple computer in 2008, a 15" MBP ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It's been literally problem free for me since I purchased it. Out of the blue this weekend, it would power down and then refuse to boot up despite numerous mashes on the power button. I went into my local Apple store and of course, my AppleCare had run out, I was diagnosed with a faulty logic board. Now I've heard people complaining about the same thing happening to them, is this a common occurrence? I was not pleased with my previous PC devices but to give them credit, they lasted! Is it common for something so vital to just stop working 4 years into product life? I take immaculate care of my computer, have not subjected it to drops, haven't really traveled too much with it. As great as the product has been, I am slightly disappointed in its (lack of) longevity. The people at the genius bar looked like I had 5 heads when I agreed to plunk down $300+ to repair a 4 year old laptop. It took every last bit of restraint to stop myself from screaming at them, "Yes, I know it's stupid. Do you think I would be repairing a 4 year old laptop if I have the funds to purchase a new one?!"