I have a 27" iMac "Mid-2010" with some significant backlight delamination issues in both top corners. You know, obvious annoying bright patches all over. My DVD drive has also been unable to read discs, however, this has been a rare annoyance as I almost never use it (and not worth the hassle) I bought the unit in April/May 2011 and my AppleCare expires in 2014. My question is, if I take this to an apple store, is this something this "old" going out for repair for 2 weeks? Can they fix it in store? Are they going to try to give me a more recent low end model? Are they going to try to trick me into something? I am curious what people's experiences are with this, just so I can be prepared.