First post, new to the forums by the way. I recently broke down and bought a 13" MBP last week (and its been an incredibly long wait for it to come in on the first). I use to hate mac with a passion.. A real passion. I had to use one for my last Internship (Marketing and Promotions for my colleges Basketball team), and it slowly but surely grew on me. One of my buddies got one, and I would use it whenever my laptop was in its little hole trying to kill itself. I secretly was in love but wouldn't admit it, Then I gave up my blackberry and got the iPhone 4. Fast forward to last week, I saw an extra 1600 in my bank account, So I bought my MBP and got the free iPod. Now, I wanted to upgrade to the 8 gigs of ram (Although i'm unsure if I'll ever need 8 gigs), but the price tag from apple was just out of the question. I found I can pick up 8 gigs for under $200. I saw that third party ram won't void your applecare, but will doing it myself void my applecare? I've searched and I really haven't been able to come up with an answer. And I was looking at cases, found a hard one on ebay, ordered it, and its just this flimsy plastic that looks like it will break as soon as I install it. Is there any other quality cases out there besides the incase ones that seem to pop up everywhere?