So for the past nearly 3 years I've taken my macbook to the apple store whenever it had problem (battery life, HD, etc) well last week I took it in because it was running slow and would get hot after bring it in last month for an HD replacement. Anyway, they replaced the motherboard and it was working okay but it wouldn't go into sleep mode. So I take it back thinking they just forgot to plug something back it and they told me I've taken the laptop to them 7x since I had the laptop and if I would I like to exchange it for a brand new year model. I was like HELL YES! I feel so lucky, I took in my old 2009 model with 2 weeks AppleCare left for a brand new still boxed model with new AppleCare 3 year warranty. I have to say to any naysayers about extended warranties to buy the AppleCare warranty. It's topnotch and is ABSOLUTELY worth it.