So early this year, I bought my wife a slightly used Powerbook off eBay. 1.67 gHz, 100 gb hd, 512 mb RAM, Applecare. $1200. Fast forward to December. The computer stopped latching properly. Take it to my friendly neighborhood Apple Store. They say they're going to ship it in and it will be back to me within 7-10 business days. It's now been 1 month, and no laptop. I call in and after an hour on the phone, I talk to a nice supervisor who tells me I can wait until that part comes in January 31, as it's been back ordered. Or if I'd like, she'll send me out a brand-spankin-new 17" Mac Book Pro. 2.16 gHz Core 2 duo, 2 gb RAM, AppleCare, 160 gb hd. I tell her that that will be sufficiant. So as I type this on my year-old iBook, I am a bit jealous of my wife.