After responding to the thread on AppleCare, it occurred to me that maybe the topic needs to be approached from a different viewpoint. Instead of asking if it's worth it to buy AppleCare, I thought I'd ask how many years you got out of your PowerMac or MacPro before you had any problems that a warranty would cover. For instance, I've got a Quicksilver PowerMac that I bought in August of 2001. It was completely trouble free for five years, at which time my hard drives started acting up. Since it was five years after purchase, any amount of money spent on an extended warranty would have been wasted. Furthermore, I was able to replace the hard drives on my own for about $180 (and got bigger drives to boot!) and didn't lose any data. What's your story?