In 2006, when we bought our first daughter her white MacBook, I urged my wife to let me forgo AppleCare. "She's more likely to drop it or lose it than have it break on its own," I argued. My my wife insisted; this woman has never met an extended warranty she didn't like. Now, for the second or third time, Apple has repaired the MacBook under warranty. This time, they replaced the main circuit board and keyboard, with 4 months remaining on her AppleCare. The bill would have come to $1,150. "Show THIS to your husband," the Mac Genius smiled as he handed the receipt to my wife. In the next year and a half, I'll be buying two more MacBooks: My first daughter's second when she enters grad school, and my younger daughter's first, when she enters college. The local Craigslist offers insanely discounted MacBook Pros. But if I can't get it with 2 or 3 years of AppleCare, there's no way my wife will allow me to buy one. Thanks a lot, Apple.