I have refrained from AppleCare as i learned, the hard way that in Ireland, apple wont send out a courrier to collect your computer. you have to travel to the service centre yourself which , from me at least is over 20 miles, and i dont have a car, and work during their opening hours. Is applecare worth it, if they dont even collect the item? my new MBP will be covered for a full year anyway so if i change my mind i can get it then anyway i guess. what do you think?