The bookstore at my school has applecare on sale for only $133 for the new MB. I haven't purchased the MB yet but one thing holding me back is whether or not it will last me 3+ years. This would be my first Mac so i really have no idea how applecare works or what it covers. The technical support is not a big deal to me but the extra warranty would be nice. What is your guys' opinion on applecare? Also, does it cover the battery? Thanks.