Ok, so I hope this isn't too rant-y or long-winded, but here goes: I've got a Rev A low end MacBook, bought JUST under 3 years ago, with AppleCare that has been having more than a few problems. Noticed the optical drive was giving me problems two weeks ago (not recognizing discs, ejecting anything being put in etc...) so I took it in last Wednesday. No symptoms showed up at the Genius Bar, so they noted that I had an issue and sent me home. Only to have the same thing happen immediately upon returning home. Thursday I bring it in, they say the optical drive needs to be replaced. W/ the iPhone launch on Friday, it's not ready for pickup until Saturday. I pick it up, bring it home, SAME issue starts occurring. I bring it back in on Sunday, they replace the optical drive again, same day. Sunday night I decide I should attempt to upgrade to Leopard, thinking that might solve some of my issues. Install freezes halfway through, the computer is essentially a brick. I take it BACK in on Monday, and they determine I need a new hard drive. Have to order the part, might be a few days, etc... Today I get a call saying my computer is ready to be picked up, stop by whenever. I skip my lunch break to go to Apple, only to have them tell me "it's finishing a restore, should be five more minutes" Ok, I can wait. Ten minutes later I'm told the restore failed, it'll be at least a few more hours. I say I can come back tonight, no problem, they'll call when it's ready. This afternoon, I get a call saying the restore failed AGAIN. They think they need to replace the optical drive. I explain that that would be the 3rd optical drive of the week, maybe something else MIGHT be wrong? The genius says he needs to speak w/ his "head genius" and see what they have to say. This was three hours ago with no follow up call. So that's where I'm at right now. I've literally got THREE days left on my AppleCare, and while asking for a replacement does seem a little excessive given my warranty status, I AM still within my warranty period. I know all repairs are covered for three more months regardless of AppleCare, I had planned on owning this computer for at least another couple years, given it's history, I'm not sure I see it lasting more than a few months. I know it's not Apple's responsibility, but I'm really feeling jerked around here. So that's my ridiculously long story. More of a cathartic post than anything, any thoughts are appreciated.