I love applecare and here's why everyone should get it: I bought my MBP in October of 2008. The new unibodies had just come out and I got one of the last old school MBP's on clearance. When you added up all the discounts, my total came out to $1150 for a 15" MBP with it's discrete graphics card. The computer had about 3 issues, which applecare took care of quickly. They damaged the computer on the 3rd repair and when I called them about it, they were super cool and replaced my computer with a brand new mbp that would have cost $2,000 had I bought it. Fast forward to today, 3.5 years later and I'm thinking of getting a new MBP. I'm scanning craigslist and the resale value of my MBP seems to be... $1150!