Today I'm buying my first Mac ever - a 15" MacBook Pro, 2.8, 500 Gb HD, 4 Gb RAM. I'm going to take advantage of the education discount ($200), rebate on iPod Touch ($230), and rebate on iWork ($30). I don't plan on buying AppleCare because I tend to believe if something is going to break, most of the time it'll break in the first month of use. So, are there any other tips on buying? I'm going to buy from my local Apple Store. I'm going to buy Office 2008 through work for $9.99. Any other essentials for me to get started? This will be my first ever Mac.